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Jason Reed
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using fbackup to make a bootable tape

I am somewhat confused on how to use fbackup to make a bootable tape. On my system I have two volume groups vg00 & vg01. Within each vg there are multiple logical volumes, lvol1 thru lvol8. If the root exists on vg00, will all the lvol#'s be backed up on the tape or only the root directory which is on lvol3? Also, what is the exact syntax to create this bootable tape?
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Jitendra_1
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Re: using fbackup to make a bootable tape

I dont think you can create a bootable tape using fbackup. You can make one using make_recovery though .
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Jason Reed
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Re: using fbackup to make a bootable tape

Oops. I did say fbackup didn't I? I actually meant make_recovery. I'm dealing with some separate issues and my brain must have gotten some wires crossed. So same question, replace fbackup with make_recovery.
James R. Ferguson
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Re: using fbackup to make a bootable tape

Jason:

'fbackup' will not create a bootable tape. You can use Ignite to create a tape from which you can reinstall your OS.

For full documentation and to download Ignite software go to:

http://www.software.hp.com/products/IUX/index.html

Do a search for "Ignite" and "make_recovery" within this Forum for pointers to making 'make_recovery' [bootable] tapes.

Here's a couple of links to start you off in the right direction:

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,1150,0x40ba79bffde7d4118fef0090279cd0f9,00.html

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,1150,0x08fc5f260cafd4118fef0090279cd0f9,00.html

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Philip Chan_1
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Re: using fbackup to make a bootable tape

The command syntax should be

make_recovery -A -d

The resulting tape will be bootable with all logical volumes under vg00 being backed up. Note that this is "vg00" only.

The make_recovery command is inside Ignore-UX so you must install it first.

Rgds,
Philip
Dan Hetzel
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Re: using fbackup to make a bootable tape

Hi Jason,

With the command:

make_recovery -AC -d /dev/rmt/?m

you'll create a bootable tape including all data from the root volume group, plus data from any Non-root volume group containing /usr.

Best regards,

Dan
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