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two-step media recovery assistance

donna hofmeister
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two-step media recovery assistance

rx2600 on 11.31 

ignite version is C.7.13.259


this system is our ignite server and one of the dreaded systems that can't boot from tape -- so what do i do to actually make recovery media for this box?  (there is an +RW dvd drive installed...)


make_media_install wants an .iso

make_opticaldisc_recovery wants the ignite server...


what's the incantation please?

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Re: two-step media recovery assistance

You can backup to tape, but you need to boot from install media in order to restore from tape.

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Patrick Wallek
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Re: two-step media recovery assistance

Your best bet is to create a bootable CD from the Ignite version that you have installed on  your system.  If you try to boot the system via an old Ignite version and then recover from tape, it is possible that it will not work.



Create Bootable CD


The example below uses HP-UX 11.31 as an example, but you could do the same thing for HP-UX 11.11 or 11.23.


# /opt/ignite/bin/make_medialif -a -r B.11.31 -f /opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.31/config -l /var/tmp/ignite/bootvol.lif


# /opt/ignite/bin/instl_adm -b -F /var/tmp/ignite/bootvol.lif


# mkisofs -U -max-iso9660-filenames -R -eltorito-alt-boot -no-emul-boot -b bootvol.lif -o /var/tmp/boot-11.31.iso /var/tmp/ignite


# /opt/ignite/lbin/instl_combine -F /var/tmp/ignite/bootvol.lif -C /var/tmp/boot-11.31.iso



The only caveat may be the need to install 'mkisofs' on your systems.  This can be obtained from the DVD+RW-TOOLS bundle.  This bundle can be obtained from: https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPUXDVDWRITE


Once you have created the ISO image, you will need to burn that onto a CD.  You can do this on your HP-UX server, if you have a writeable CD/DVD drive, or just copy the image to your PC and burn it there.