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Restore ignite from tape to different server

 
Sunil Thomas_4
New Member

Restore ignite from tape to different server

I was trying to restore ignite of K Class to an N Class through an ignite image in a tape.

I could not find any official document to do this and I am not sure will this work. Can anybody share the experience.

When I boot the system from ignite tape
bo px
it goes it goes to
hpux (0)INSTALL, after waiting a few seconds it returns automatically to >ISL

Thanks
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Rajeev  Shukla
Honored Contributor

Re: Restore ignite from tape to different server

Practically you could restore the ignite of K class to N class but you would run into lots of problems. Remember Ignite backup is for the same system and not to be used as Image to build other HP servers.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Restore ignite from tape to different server

Shalom,

There are significant hardware differences between these systems.

I don't think the tape will work.

You might have more success with a Golden Software Image. This image is less hardware dependent and includes the equivalent of a Core OS install.

http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-90970/ch05.html

Other chapters in the doc are quite helpful.

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Mridul Shrivastava
Honored Contributor

Re: Restore ignite from tape to different server

It is not possible to restore the ignite image between two different platforms. Ignite image can be used if h/w platform is identical.

you can take a ignite recovery backup and restore it in the new servers. But Make sure you select the option " restoring on different HW platform" in the advanced options during the ignite backup.
Time has a wonderful way of weeding out the trivial
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Restore ignite from tape to different server

TYhe way Ignite works is that it copies vg00 and the kernel settings including drivers, etc onto a bootable tape. The K-class has I/O cards that are completely incompatible with the N-class. Similarly, the K-class does not have the drivers needed by the N-class. And of course, if the K-class is running a 32bit kernel, the Ignite image is worthless on 64bit computers. Use this to check your K-class kernel:

getconf KERNEL_BITS


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Sunil Thomas_4
New Member

Re: Restore ignite from tape to different server

Hi All,

thanks for the help. I believe its very tough to make the system build from the ignite image of K-Class. Finding the alternate ways..

Once again thank you all