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Can insf -e be run on a live system?

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Can insf -e be run on a live system?


We are on a rx4640, running HP-UX 11.31.

Can insf -e be executed with users on the server or will it cause devices to fail?


Neil Alertsen
Systems Analyst/Programmer
Indian Hills Community College
Doug Burton
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Re: Can insf -e be run on a live system?

You should not have any problems running it.
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Can insf -e be run on a live system?


Don't run insf -e on Oracle ASM systems.

It can change the ownership of Oracle containers which will crash the database.

Otherwise it is quite safe.

There probably is a way around the issue above, but I crashed some dev databases using the command last summer.

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Re: Can insf -e be run on a live system?

The command successfully completed with no negative effects. Thank you for taking time to answer my question.