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System restore using tape

 
Shehan
Super Advisor

System restore using tape

Hi

I want to restore hp-ux v3 using tape.My server is rx2660. i have already taken the backup using ignite.

Now I want to boot the server using tape for the restore. But I can find where to select tape while it si booting


Regards
Nirukshitha
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TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: System restore using tape

You have to boot from the DVD and if I remember correctly it is in the Install HP-UX and something like advanced options. You will see an option for using a tape to recover.
Shehan
Super Advisor

Re: System restore using tape

Hi

Can I boot from the tape from the IPL mode?

Regards
Nirukshitha
seenivasan
Frequent Advisor

Re: System restore using tape

Dear Nirukshitha,

could you share the syslog files with me?
my mail id is seenihcl@gmail.com
S.N.S
Valued Contributor

Re: System restore using tape

Hi,

I guess the ipl>sea option would give you the list of attached devices - tape included.

I used to 'hardcode' the hw path of the Tape drive into the NVRAM so that I don't need to search (Boot Option>Add Boot device - I believe)..

HTH
SNS
"Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% Perspiration" - Edison
Shehan
Super Advisor

Re: System restore using tape

Hi

Tape is visible to the OS and I took a system backup as well.

Now i need to restore the backup using the Tape. But it doesn't show at the ISL. I already searched it using SEA , but it shows only the hard disks . No tape is visibale


Regards
Nirukshitha
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: System restore using tape

The rx2660 is an Integrity server and has EFI, no IPL or such thing.


Use the boot manager and create a new boot entry. You will find the tape there.

You can also use the "2-step" method and booting from DVD, from Ignite menu select the tape to restore.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Shehan
Super Advisor

Re: System restore using tape

Hi

Kindly advice me how to create a new boot
entry.

Tape drive path is 0/5/0/0/0/0.0.0.0.0

Regards
Nirukshitha
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: System restore using tape

Booting from tape was not available on the rx2600 and I don't know if it was ever added in later firmware releases.

You have to boot from the CD or DVD installation media and then point the install interface program to the tape device.

http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-90772/ch11s11.html?btnNext=next%A0%BB
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: System restore using tape

Check from EFI shell where the tape is:

Shell> reconnect -r
...
Scsi(Pun3,Lun0) HP Ultrium 3-SCSI G64D (320 MBytes/sec)
...


Then go back to the boot menu, select the boot manager, add an entry, select "boot from file" and select the tape device.

Save your settings and start that newly created boot entry - let it run, it take a while.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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