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Re: is there any way i can copy the ignite recovery to tape after make_net_recovery ?

 
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DnD_1
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is there any way i can copy the ignite recovery to tape after make_net_recovery ?

hi,

i'd make the make_net_recovery from my server which has no tape, to other server where it has tape...and its done.

and the ignite look like this.

--rw--------- 1 nobody sys 6954536837 Aug 28 11:49 2008-08-28, 10:38

now, i was wondering, can I copy that ignite to tape ?

thanks !!!!

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Steven E. Protter
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Re: is there any way i can copy the ignite recovery to tape after make_net_recovery ?

Shalom,

tar or cpio can be used to copy this information to tape and reliably restore it back to an Ignite Server.

I know of no way to make such a tape bootable. For that you need to use make_tape_recovery

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Vihang.
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Re: is there any way i can copy the ignite recovery to tape after make_net_recovery ?

Hi DnD,

Refer to chapter 12 "Creating Your Own Installation Media" in Ignite-UX Admin guide which you can download from docs.hp.com. I was not able to attach the doc due to the size of it. You can create a tape from an archive for booting you PA-RISC systems. You can create an installation DVD for an itanium-based system.
Hope this helps.


Regards,
Vihang.
DnD_1
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Re: is there any way i can copy the ignite recovery to tape after make_net_recovery ?

hi....

i think im going to copy the ignite to our backup server...so i dont have to copy it to tape...should be better..

thanks for the helps everyone !!!
Vihang.
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Re: is there any way i can copy the ignite recovery to tape after make_net_recovery ?

Yes. That is good. You can restore your servers from the archive stored on your backup server if needed. The ignite restore through network works absolutely fine & I dont think you will find any trouble doing it.


Best Regards,
Vihang.
Steven E. Protter
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Re: is there any way i can copy the ignite recovery to tape after make_net_recovery ?

Shalom,

If source and target are both network accessible,

scp -rp source destination

Is a far faster way to transfer the recovery image.

Some configuration would be required to USE that image on the target ignite server.

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Deepak Kr
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Re: is there any way i can copy the ignite recovery to tape after make_net_recovery ?

DnD,

It is excellent idea to use same ignite server for restoring the backup you have aleady taken here.

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Stuart Powell
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Re: is there any way i can copy the ignite recovery to tape after make_net_recovery ?

DnD,

I made some progress toward creating a recovery media on DVD with a combination of the make_sys_image, make_medialif, mkisofs, and growisofs commands. I was able to create the media, but when I tested it there was a problem mounting the filesystem. I haven't had the time to get back and work on it.

Stuart
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