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raymond lei
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about installation of HPUX 11 by using Ignite image

Hi, everybody. We have two K class boxes, one is K570 with HPUX 11 and another one is K460 with HPUX 10.20. We plan to ugrade the K460 to HPUX 11 by using the recovery tape made on K570. I plan to backup all of VG mapfiles and all configure files on K460 so I can reimplement them on the upgraded box.

I don't know if this is feasible, somebody has done something sucessfully like this before? Where can I get more info about this case? Any advices is appreciated.

Thanks,
Raymondl
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Michael Tully
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Re: about installation of HPUX 11 by using Ignite image

Hi,

Your plan certainly is feasible.....

A few points to add.....

Make sure you take at least two ignite tapes
from the existing system, just in case you
have to roll back. These include copies of
mapfiles that you should create for each of
your volume groups.

Have the latest ignite software installed on
your K460 before cutting the tapes.

HTH
-Michael
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Sanjay_6
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Re: about installation of HPUX 11 by using Ignite image

Hi,

Look at the docs under /opt/ignite/share/doc

Look for makenetrec.txt file.

Or you can create a ignite archive on tape and use that to install OS on the other server.

Hope this helps.

Regds
Sandip Ghosh
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Re: about installation of HPUX 11 by using Ignite image

You should do the following things before changing:

1. Keep a copy of all config files from /etc directory of 460 to any directory of 570.
2. Keep a hardcopy of the following output.
a. vgdisplay -v
b. ioscan
c. lanscan
d. netstat -I
e. bdf
f. ifconfig lan#

3. Create the vg mapfiles of 460 by
vgexport -pv -m mapfile.vg## /dev/vg##

Sandip
Good Luck!!!
Domenico_5
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Re: about installation of HPUX 11 by using Ignite image

Hi

You can upgrade but if you don't have the same inteface you must install it in second time.

After only for your tranquillity, you must do two copy of make_recovery tape and collect all information about your system with sysinfo (sh ./sysinfo -a > data_collect).
If you want read or replace a file from the tape you can do:

mt -t /dev/rmt/0mn fsf 1
tar -xvf /dev/rmt/0m filename