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Laszlo Pap
Occasional Advisor

server replacement

we want to replace a L1000 server (A5576A - 3x440 Mhz CPU) with a new rp5470 (A6144B - 3x750 Mhz CPU). Can we use the boot disk of the old server or must we install the operating system from the beginning (and all our software)?
Thanks for your help in advance.

Robert-Jan Goossens
Honored Contributor

Re: server replacement


You can use ignite. make_tape_recovery and restore it on the new server with advanced option recover to different architect.

Hope this helps,
Marco Santerre
Honored Contributor

Re: server replacement

If your patch level is fairly current, chances are you could boot off the disk, but I would recommend instead to use an ignite tape and boot from the ignite tape.
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John Carr_2
Honored Contributor

Re: server replacement

you might get away with it but you might end up causing a lot more problems - ignite is the way to go be safe rather than sorry. Imagaine if the disk got toasted and you had not made a backup tape ! :-(

:-) John.
Geoff Wild
Honored Contributor

Re: server replacement

That depends - are you running 11i on the 1000? I believe 5400's only support 11i.

I would rather go through the exercise and install from scratch - good way to document your server.

Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make all your paths straight.
Stuart Abramson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: server replacement

What OS does your L1000 run?

What is the minimum OS that will run on the rp5470?

We had N4000s running HP-UX 11.0 and we bought rp7410 replacements and we had to upgrade to HP-UX 11.11. (HP-UX 11.0 is NOT supported on rp7410.)

We had to upgrade our Oracle, because the old (I mean OLD) Oracle wouldn't run (wasn't certified) on HP-UX 11.11.

If you are running HP-UX 11.11 on the L1000s, then you can probably do the make_recovery tape thing....
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: server replacement

Ignite is your best route.

If the disk is compatible(probably) there are enough differences between the KL1000 and the rp5470 that you might not have a stable operating system when you're done.

As noted by others, you can accomplish this in a way that adjusts for hardware difference with an Ignite make_tape_recovery tape process.

If you want to have fun you can do it via booting the new server off an Ignite Server with a golden image built on it.

If this image was taken with all databases and applications shut down you can actually transfer almost all server functionality in this way and save a lot of time.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Laszlo Pap
Occasional Advisor

Re: server replacement

Thanks to all who replied. I really appreciate your valued points and decided to use Ignite. Thanks again.