how to backup an OS

 
yangk
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how to backup an OS

Dear All,

I want to backup a 11.23 OS to a dir of remote machine ,so what operation should i use to?

fbackup ?

Thanks in advance!

Kevin
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Torsten.
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Re: how to backup an OS

Ignite!

http://www.hp.com/go/ignite-UX

Hope this helps!
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Raj D.
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Re: how to backup an OS

Kevin,


> I want to backup a 11.23 OS to a dir of remote machine ,so what operation should i use to?

> fbackup ?
- No.

For backing up the os you need, Ignite-UX to be installed on both the computer. Configure the Ignite server, where you will have the "remote machine directory" , and during ignite backup taht will share to the server as NFS mount and os image gets written to that. It takes 1 hr to 2hr depending on the network speed and volume of data.

# To check if ignite-ux is installed or not:
Use:
# swlist -l product | grep -i ignite




The command need to be run to take the OS image backup from the client (Source machine) is:
# /opt/ignite/bin/make_net_recovery -s 10.120.21.13 -a ignitesvr:/netignite -v -x inc_entire=vg00


You may learn more from the Ignite-UX documentation .

Cheers,
Raj.,

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Kranti Mahmud
Honored Contributor

Re: how to backup an OS

Hi Yangk,

IGNITE...the best solution of your OS backup. Procedure is attached here:

http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-90772/ch04.html
http://docstore.mik.ua/manuals/hp-ux/en/5992-5309/

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Torsten.
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Re: how to backup an OS

Current manual can be found on the link I posted earlier.

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01942571/c01942571.pdf

Hope this helps!
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jeena_2
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Re: how to backup an OS

Hi ,

I prefer to you to take ignite only
Thanks
Suraj K Sankari
Honored Contributor

Re: how to backup an OS

Hi,
Ignite is the best option to take backup into local tape drive.
its easy to take and easy steps to restore.

3make_tape_recovery â x inc_entire=vg00 exclude=/tmp

here we are not taking /tmp into backup

Suraj
yangk
Frequent Advisor

Re: how to backup an OS

Hi All,

Thank you for your great help.
I will try to backup the OS according your method using ignite.

Thanks!

Kevin
Steven E. Protter
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Re: how to backup an OS

Shalom Kevin,

Things to remember:

Ignite is designed to back up vg00, the root volume group. It is specifically designed to preserve a system that is boot-able, even on different hardware.

It will get good backups on open database applications, like Oracle database. I have used it to back up down Oracle databases and replicate them between systems. That is not recommended though.

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Dennis Handly
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Re: how to backup an OS

While fbackup can backup a system, frestore can't do what ignite can do, restore what you backed up.
frestore requires the system to be running, which is a chicken and egg problem.