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How to clone/duplicate System Disk

mike_695
Advisor

How to clone/duplicate System Disk

TrueUnix 5.1 A on Alpha 4000, Adv. File System

How to clone/duplicate System Disk (RZ29B) ?

We tried booting from VMS 7.3-1 CD ROM and doing VMS BACKUP/PHYSICAL to the same type of disk but the cloned disk did not boot (this ised to work for OSF Unix)?


TIA,

Novice User
8 REPLIES
Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: How to clone/duplicate System Disk

try the 'Search' feature on this forum. There would be many useful hits.
Mohamed K Ahmed
Trusted Contributor

Re: How to clone/duplicate System Disk

try to look for the command
backup/image first_disk: clone_disk:

do some research
Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: How to clone/duplicate System Disk

Give more details: do you want to duplicate system disk to other internal disk of the same server or to another server? Or you want to have backup on tape?
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Mulgund
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to clone/duplicate System Disk

Try btcreate/btextract of the filesystems you want to duplicate.
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: How to clone/duplicate System Disk

Mohammed,

a Tru64 Unix disk does not use an ODS file system, so "backup/image" will NOT work.
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mike_695
Advisor

Re: How to clone/duplicate System Disk

Slution that works for me is:

dd if=/dev/rdisk/dsk0c of=/dev/rdisk/dsk1c bs=1024k

Thank you all !
Rob Urban
Advisor

Re: How to clone/duplicate System Disk

I have written a Perl script to clone a
normal (non-cluster) system. Send me mail
if you would like to get it.

Rob Urban
urban@unix-beratung.de
Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: How to clone/duplicate System Disk


- backup/image is an OpenVMS tool avaiable in standalone image which 'the old guard' often used to copy like disks.
Dd is indeed the normal Unix choice.

- fyi... and interesting document in this space:

http://h30097.www3.hp.com/docs/best_practices/BP_CONFIG_CLONING/TITLE.HTM

Hein.