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Kannandgl_1
Frequent Advisor

Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

Dear friends,

I am new for this kind of backup.Please any one advice to me.

Here we 3 no's HP unix server runnig HP ux 11.23 one the the server was connected to the auto loader and another server there no tape device.
I want the take the ignite backup thought network using the auto loader.
How to take the backup and how to restore the backup via network.
Thanks and regards
Kanna
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Jeeshan
Honored Contributor
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Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

check this site

http://docs.hp.com/en/IUX/
a warrior never quits
Ganesan R
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

Hi Kannan,

You cannot use network tape drive to take the ignite backup. Instead what you can do is, configure one server as ignite server and others as ignite clients. You need to use make_net_recovery to take the image of clients and keep it on server.
Best wishes,

Ganesh.
sujit kumar singh
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

big Typos and thousands of Spelling Mistakes ... I apologize ...

i am very sorry, the earlier post should read as

hi

for the HP-UX machine that has a Tape Drive attached to it, you can use the make_tape_recovery command to create an Ignite tape backup.
command shall be like this

#make_tape_recovery -v -x inc_entire=vg00 -a

can be /dev/rmt/0mn or /dev/rmt/1mn as you shall be able to see after attaching a drive to the server in the ioscan -fnCtape Output.



for the machines that do not have a local tape drive attached yiu can:
1) temporarily attach a tape drive and use make_tape_recovery to take the ignite backup on tape
#make_tape_recovery -v -x inc_entire=vg00 -a


OR
2)you can coonfigure a server as Ignite server and configure this machine to be the ignite client. then login to the Client machine, whose backup you want to take and use the make_net_recovery command to take the create the network archive on the Ignite server.

command for make_net_recovery is like this

#make_net_recovery -v -x inc_entire=vg00 -s -a :ient>


please refer to the help of make_tape_recovery and make_net_recovery.



regards
sujit
Kannandgl_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

Hi Dears,

thanks lot..


Now i am tring to take the backup using tar command.

My tape is connected to primary server here i want take the backup only test server.how to i am using tar command.

Please any one check these below command or correct or not.
ioscan i/p

# ioscan -fnC tape
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
=====================================================================
tape 1 0/7/1/0.4.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP Ultrium 1-SCSI
/dev/rmt/1m /dev/rmt/c1t4d0BEST
/dev/rmt/1mb /dev/rmt/c1t4d0BESTb
/dev/rmt/1mn /dev/rmt/c1t4d0BESTn
/dev/rmt/1mnb /dev/rmt/c1t4d0BESTnb
#
I am using these device /dev/rmt/1m becase the device is connected to source server.
====================================
command is
[Desi]#tar -cvf /dev/rmt/1m [source]root@gistest < here file system >

Regards
Kanna
Ganesan R
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

Hi Kannan,

I am not sure tar will source the file from network or not. I haven't tried that. You can try that option. But you need rhost files configured.

Another option is, mount the client filesystem on backup server using NFS and take backup using tar. It is easiest way.
Best wishes,

Ganesh.
Kannandgl_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

Dear Ganesan,

I can't mount the test server file system throught NFS mount because i am using 2 node cluster.Only 2 server connected to SAN switch.

I am mention server is Just test server and second thing i am ready put entry for .rhosts file the both side... pls advice.

Regards
Kanna
Bahrain

Ganesan R
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

Hi Kannan,

Refer this thread for taking tar backup over network.

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=837512
Best wishes,

Ganesh.
Ganesan R
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

Hi Kannan,

I don't understand the difficulty you are having for NFS between the servers. We don't need SAN connection to both the servers as you mentioned.

If you are having network access between the two servers, then you can configure NFS and take backup.

For examble, ServerA is having tape drive and want to take filesystem backup of ServerB. If both servers are accessible you can mount serverB filesystem on serverA using NFS and take tar backup.

Best wishes,

Ganesh.
Kannandgl_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

Dear Ganesan,

Now i got it.Thanks lot for your valuable support for me.Now its working ,i can able to connect the remote tape drive in my test server.

Note:
=====
We are using the server for testing purpose of Oracle 10 g Database in case the test server crash at time i have tape backup host A , How to restore the same file system in the test server.Please advise to me.

Regards
Kanna

Ganesan R
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

Hi kannan,

Could you clarify this?

>>Now its working ,i can able to connect the remote tape drive in my test server<<

How you are accessing the remote machine tape drive from test server? Normally we will not be able to access the remote machine tape drive unless it is shared by both machine.

Next, do you want to take backup of oralce filesystem of test server or OS backup?

As I mentioned you can take oracle filesystem backup of testserver from your remote server(tape is connected) using NFS and can be restored the same way.

Let me know if any other details needed on this..


Best wishes,

Ganesh.
Kannandgl_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

Dear Ganesh,

I am using tar command .

#tar -cvf < tape name > name.tar user@remote host , file system >

Regards
kanna
Ganesan R
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

Hi,

Are you able to take backup using that command?
Best wishes,

Ganesh.
bijoy k
Advisor

Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

Hi Kannan ,

May I know your requirement ?

1. Ignite backup ( OS backup ) or a file system backup ?
Kannandgl_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

Dear bijoy k,

I trying to the Operating system backup.

regards
kanna
Ramaprasad K
Regular Advisor

Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

Hi Kannan,

OS backup cannot be taken using 'tar' command. You need to use 'make_tape_recover' or 'make_net_recovery' as explained earlier.

tar can be used only for file/filesystem (data) backup. Even if you take OS (root lv or VG)backup using tar, restoration fails when you boot from tape as boot files are not as expected by server.

Kindly restate your issue on what you want to achieve. Your posts are confusing and contradicting.

Regards,
Ram.
Kannandgl_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Ignite backup on Local server and remote server

Dear Ram,

Thanks lot...

Regards
Kanna