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Full backup of HP unix server

trilok_pvp
Frequent Advisor

Full backup of HP unix server

Hi,

we are moving servers in our organization. before that we are planning to take the full system state backup of HP unix servers.

Pls suggest, how to take a full backup of hp unix severs in hp openview data protector
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avizen9
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Full backup of HP unix server

Hi,
have you already added this server in Data Protector?
if not please add this server in data protector once you add then you should able to see all file system from that server for backup, select all drive to take backup,

attached here snapshot for one of my server you may refer it,

let me know how it goes,
thanks,
trilok_pvp
Frequent Advisor

Re: Full backup of HP unix server

Hi

thanks for replay

Yes i have added all hP unix servers in hp openview data protector. If i select a full complete objects in hp openview of a server. i will take hidden files, system and regisrty files ?

smatador
Honored Contributor

Re: Full backup of HP unix server

Hi,
If you do a full backup with DP, of course you backup all the system files in all filesystem selected. DP is not ignite, so if you want to restore your system, get a ignite backup first and after that made the restore to be up to date.
trilok_pvp
Frequent Advisor

Re: Full backup of HP unix server

Hi

Can you suggest how to do the ignite backup.
My datacenter is moving one place to another. pls suggest your inputs to take a valid backup of a HP unix server. Because this is production server
smatador
Honored Contributor

Re: Full backup of HP unix server

Hi,
Ignite backup is done when you use the make_net_recovery or make_tape_recovery.
With this backup you could restore your system and you could if you want change it for example increase / reinstall it, or clone it to another box
Look at the faq http://www.docs.hp.com/en/IUX/faq.html
and docs about it
http://www.docs.hp.com/en/IUX/infolib.html
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Full backup of HP unix server

Hi:

> Can you suggest how to do the ignite backup

Ignite recovery backups are intended to consist only of the vg00 standard filesystems. This makes cloning and recovery simple. Non-vg00 filesystems and volume groups are intended to be backed up independently. In the event that you need to re-Ignite a server, the Ignite recovery image is used to re-create the vg00 volume and its contents and 'vgimport's of non-vg00 volumes are used to regain ownership of those physical volumes with their data stores.

TO create an Ignite recovery tape of vg00, do:

# make_tape_recovery -x inc_entire=vg00 -I -v -a /dev/rmt/0mn

Note the use of a no-rewind device file.

Regards!

...JRF...
Md. Minhaz Khan
Super Advisor

Re: Full backup of HP unix server

Use this to create a tape archive for all of vg00:


#ioscan -fnCtape------->Identify ur Tape device

Generic command syntax for make_tape_recovery is:

# make_tape_recovery -x inc_entire=vg00 -I -v -a /dev/rmt/?mn

For example:

#make_tape_recovery -x inc_entire=vg00 -I -v -a /dev/rmt/0mn

OR
#make_tape_recovery -x inc_entire=vg00 -I -v -a /dev/rmt/1mn

OR

#make_tape_recovery -x inc_entire=vg00 -I -v -a /dev/rmt/2mn

Where:

-a=Tape Drive OR tape_device_file Specifies the tape device file
-x=Content option OR content_option Specifies the included/excluded disk/volume groups
-I= option means cause the Ignite process to be interactive
when booting from tape
-v=Specifies verbose output.

***Note:They are for different modes of the same tape. The
widely used tape device name is /dev/rmt/0mn.

1. /dev/rmt/0m = no rewind when the tape is mounted
and has completed a backup.

2. /dev/rmt/0mn = will automatically rewind when the
backup is complete.

Please use /dev/rmt/0mn.