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Re: Ignite-UX completed unsuccessfully.

 
samir_18
Advisor

Ignite-UX completed unsuccessfully.

Hi everybody,

when I run make_tape_recovery on hp-ux 11.11 i got the following error :
#make_tape_recovery -AI -a /dev/rmt/51mn

...
...
..

* Creating The Tape Archive
lifcp: Cannot create SYSCMDS ; no space on the LIF volume
make_medialif: error - lifcp SYSCMDS failed, probable insufficient size for /var/tmp/uxinstlf.recovery
ERROR: System Error, /opt/ignite/bin/make_medialif failed creating boot LIF file.
ERROR: Failed to generate LIF on tape .


======= 04/05/05 12:38:35 CAT make_tape_recovery completed unsuccessfully

can anyone tell me what is the possible cause of this Error ?

Thanks in Advance.
Samir.
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MarkSyder
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite-UX completed unsuccessfully.

Probably insufficient size for /var/tmp/uxinstlf.recovery:

Have you tried bdf -il to see how full /var is?

Mark Syder (like the drink but spelt different)
The triumph of evil requires only that good men do nothing
samir_18
Advisor

Re: Ignite-UX completed unsuccessfully.

ya,
the /var has total of 5 GB and used only 7%

#bdf
Filesystem kbytes used avail %used Mounted on

/dev/vg00/lvol8 5120000 339520 4748080 7% /var
Stephen Keane
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite-UX completed unsuccessfully.

It probably means the LIF file is too small to copy SYSCMDS in to it, rather than the space avaiable on /var.

If the file /var/tmp/uxinstlf.recovery still exists, do a 'lifls -l' on it and post the response.

HP in their 'cunning' way have hard-coded the size of the LIF file in their make_medialif script. The only way to increase the size of the LIF file is to manually edit make_medialif and change the line

# Create lif volume using ipl_options

lifinit $ipl_options -v72000000 -d24 -nISL10 -K2 -s4096 $lif_file ||
fatal "lifinit failed"

You would have to increase -v72000000 to allow more room (its in 256 byte sectors). The LIF is created as a fixed size, then files are copied in to it. Why HP can't determine the correct size before copying the files in to it escapes me.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Ignite-UX completed unsuccessfully.

It would seem that you have enough space on /var for the Ignite image on /var.

The LIF area is the first thing written to a make_tape_recovery Ignite archive.

There may be a problem with the LIF area itself that needs to be addressed so that the archive will be able to create a bootable tape.

That's the area I'd investigate.

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Robert-Jan Goossens_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite-UX completed unsuccessfully.

Hi Samir,

Check this doc.

Document description: IUX: make_tape_recovery fails w/ "lifcp: Cannot create SYSCMDS"
Document id: KBRC00010009

Could be you need to upgrade you ignite version.

Bets regards,
Robert-Jan
Robert-Jan Goossens_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite-UX completed unsuccessfully.

samir_18
Advisor

Re: Ignite-UX completed unsuccessfully.

thanks all.
it has been solved