ultrium 230 make_tape_recovery

 
SM_3
Super Advisor

ultrium 230 make_tape_recovery

I have read some threads which suggest that the 230 is capable of making a tape recovery.

I'm having trouble, a ' Error reading IPL' error.

Do any of you have trouble or not?

Running HP-UX 11.00 on L 3000

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Clemens van Everdingen
Honored Contributor

Re: ultrium 230 make_tape_recovery

Hi,

This looks not like a problem with the tape drive.
This looks more like a problem with your LIF area on the boot disk.

You could check with:
lifls -l /dev/rdsk/cxtxdx (x is your device file)
if the LIF area on disk is ok !

C.
The computer is a great invention, there are as many mistakes as ever, but they are nobody's fault !
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: ultrium 230 make_tape_recovery

1.How did you create the make_tape_recovery tape.
2.Are you using the created tape with the 230 ultrium to boot the server?

Can you give some details?

Thanks
SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: ultrium 230 make_tape_recovery

I am using the created tape with 230 to boot server.
Clemens van Everdingen
Honored Contributor

Re: ultrium 230 make_tape_recovery

Hi,

Did you try to use another tape ?
sometimes a tape defect gives same error's.

You could try to do a sea ipl during boot to see if the tape is found as bootable !

Which version of ignite are you using ?
If not a recent version try to use the newest one.
See: http://www.software.hp.com/products/IUX/

C.
The computer is a great invention, there are as many mistakes as ever, but they are nobody's fault !
SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: ultrium 230 make_tape_recovery

so it should work with the 230?
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: ultrium 230 make_tape_recovery

To boot from the tape
specify the path to the tape drive.
Interrupt the boot process
do SEA to search all bootable devices.
and
bo

Type 'n' To avoid interacting with IPL.


Thanks
SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: ultrium 230 make_tape_recovery

TG
Error reading IPL
occurs
Clemens van Everdingen
Honored Contributor

Re: ultrium 230 make_tape_recovery

Hi,

Yes a DLT in general should work, no exceptions made in the release notes:

http://www.software.hp.com/products/IUX/docs/release_note_A_B.3.7.html

Except using the B version off Ignite.

C.
The computer is a great invention, there are as many mistakes as ever, but they are nobody's fault !
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: ultrium 230 make_tape_recovery

First check the tape using

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

Did you create the tape using the no -rewind option.

dev/rmt/0mn

n-->no rewind


Thanks