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Hp-ux imaging a hard drive in HP-UX 11.00

 
ramesh rajan
Occasional Contributor

Hp-ux imaging a hard drive in HP-UX 11.00

Hi

I have a very old server with HP-UX 11.00. I would like to create a image of this primary HDD to secondary HDD. I don't have Mirror-UX installed in the server and have no way to get one as well. What should i do to manually create a bootable image of primary disk onto a secondary disk. Is it possible? Any tools like CPIO can be used???
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Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: Hp-ux imaging a hard drive in HP-UX 11.00


My options would be go for.

1.Ignite recovery tape

or

2. dd command

dd command(dd if=/dev/rdsk/c2t2d0 of=/dev/rdsk/cxtxdx bs=1024k).

Please take note

dd is not a good command for placing boot utilities on a disk. While both d and lifcp could be used for this purpose under whole disk partitions, they are not reliable for creating BDRA structures under an LVM environment. It would probably be better to use mirroring to replicate the root disk, or to use a make_recovery tape to clone the system, but you might be able to remount the disks on the original system and use mkboot to write the boot utilities (if you initially ceated the disks with the -B option to pvcreate.)

Thanks,
Johnson
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Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Hp-ux imaging a hard drive in HP-UX 11.00