ignite backup query

 
prashantb
Occasional Advisor

ignite backup query

I had run the ignite backup qury but don't know in which tape it is stored. We are having tape library attached to the server.

make_tape_recovery -A inc_entire=vg00
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: ignite backup query

Shalom,

Ignite defaults to the first tape device on the system.

If you look at man page the -a parameter lets you specify a tape drive.

ioscan -fnC tape

To see your listed available tape devices. Not all tape drives are bootable.

Check with support to see if yours is. Most HP brand drives can boot a system.

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Wouter Jagers
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Re: ignite backup query

Hiya,

You could check the log file of your recovery:

# grep Location /var/opt/ignite/recovery/latest/recovery.log
* Recovery Archive Location = /dev/rmt/0mn

Cheers,
Wout
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prashantb
Occasional Advisor

Re: ignite backup query

after executing ioscan -fnC tape I got below output,
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
==========================================================================
tape 0 0/3/1/0/4/0.1.7.255.0.0.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP Ultrium 3-SCSI
/dev/rmt/0m /dev/rmt/0mn /dev/rmt/c2t0d0BEST /dev/rmt/c2t0d0BESTn
/dev/rmt/0mb /dev/rmt/0mnb /dev/rmt/c2t0d0BESTb /dev/rmt/c2t0d0BESTnb

but how I can identify the tape where it got backup. Because the tape loaded is not showing any space consumed.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: ignite backup query

If you run the make_tape_recovery command as you did, it will use the "0" tape device per default.

It looks like this tape is fibre connected, so is it part of a library?

"Because the tape loaded is not showing any space consumed."

How did you check this?

In order to be able to advise how to check an ignite tape, one must know if you have a PA-RISC or Integrity system.

The command

# model

will tell you.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Ganesan R
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Re: ignite backup query

Hi Prashant,

As specified above ignite will use default drive /dev/rmt/0mn unless you specify using -a option or having the file /var/opt/ignite/recovery/default

Try read the content of the tape loaded on /dev/rmt/0mn by using tar.

#tar -tvf /dev/rmt/0mn

You can identify the drive by LED indication and it has the data on it or not.
Best wishes,

Ganesh.
Suraj K Sankari
Honored Contributor

Re: ignite backup query

Hi,

If you not specify -a in the command, then its 100% sure the tape drive was /dev/rmt/0mn

So check the /dev/rmt/0mn drive.

Suraj
prashantb
Occasional Advisor

Re: ignite backup query

#model
I got the below output,
#ia64 hp server rx3600

where as it's a tape library and connected using fibre. We are using HP data protector software, which shows the used & free space on tape. We had loaded the required tape in drive for this backup which shows no space consumed. Please see the attached file for the output.
john123
Trusted Contributor

Re: ignite backup query

If its a tape library u may have to move the tape from the slot the drive..

You can use mc command to move the tape form slot to drive( from the DP server )

Regards
John
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: ignite backup query

Data protector has no clue about an ignite tape.

Make a backup and check afterwards:

# mt -f /dev/rmt/_mn rew
# mt -f /dev/rmt/_mn fsf 22
# tar -tvf /dev/rmt/_mn


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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