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khilari
Regular Advisor

Itanium server recovery

Hi Guys, i would like to know as to how to do itanium server recovery.....
Thanks
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Itanium server recovery

Shalom,

Several options, all involving the Ignite product.

Backup and recovery
http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-2902/5992-2902.pdf

Backup
http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-0792/ch04s03.html

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Pete Randall
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Re: Itanium server recovery

When Good Disk Go Bad will also offer some insight:

http://www.docs.hp.com/en/5991-1236/When_Good_Disks_Go_Bad_WP.pdf


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khilari
Regular Advisor

Re: Itanium server recovery

i mean will making an ignite tape for an itanium server be any different.....
its internal disk are still on c1t2d3 format.....
Court Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: Itanium server recovery

Ignite works the same.
"The difference between me and you? I will read the man page." and "Respect the hat." and "You could just do a search on ITRC, you don't need to start a thread on a topic that's been answered 100 times already." Oh, and "What. no points???"
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Itanium server recovery

"its internal disk are still on c1t2d3 format"

Integrity boot disks are

cxtyd0s2

You can run "make_tape_recovery" as usual, if you want to recover, you can use the "two-step-method" (booting from install media and restore from tape) or use native tape boot if possible (depends on server model and firmware).

Hope this helps!
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khilari
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Re: Itanium server recovery

ok so in order to recover i need a 11.23 disk and a recovery tape... People are saying its the same, if it is then i dont need a disk to recover 11.11.


Secondly,

u see okay mk_recovery does the vgexport part but lets say a vg has 100 gigs and it has different device files for the disks then in the recovery place lets say when we go to sungard we just create a 100gig vg. My question is that the device files stored in the vgconfiguration while making mk_recovery willl not be the same as teh sungard will use different disk configuration then wont that be a problem...
eg: c3t2d0 in actual environment and c5t6d9 in sungard
i have a vg 100 gig with 6 disks c1t1d2,d3,d4,d5,d6,d7 and in the sungard site i have 100 gig with c2t3d10,d11,d12,13,d14,d15 and i am restoring,,, will the system just take it or say wrong devices ?

Thanks

Avinash20
Honored Contributor

Re: Itanium server recovery

While going for the ignite recovery, you could go to Advanced option and select the Boot disk

After the server boot's us, you could well do a vgimport with the map file available with the new disks
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Court Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: Itanium server recovery

You lost me know. What does 11.11 and 11.23 have to do with your original question? Also, when you go to DR at sunguard you can easily create new volume groups using the storage they give you. Then restore the data using your backup software to those mount points. Don't over think it.
"The difference between me and you? I will read the man page." and "Respect the hat." and "You could just do a search on ITRC, you don't need to start a thread on a topic that's been answered 100 times already." Oh, and "What. no points???"
Court Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: Itanium server recovery

Wow. You lost me know. Ha. I meant "You've lost me now." Sigh.
"The difference between me and you? I will read the man page." and "Respect the hat." and "You could just do a search on ITRC, you don't need to start a thread on a topic that's been answered 100 times already." Oh, and "What. no points???"
OldSchool
Honored Contributor

Re: Itanium server recovery

all this seems to assume that the server at sungard is comparable to the current server you want to recover. i've no experience w/ differing Itanium boxes, but with some of the PA-RISC ones, you simply couldn't use the ignite tape, as the properties of the server were to different...you had to go the "golden image" route as i recall....

when you initially started this thread, my interpretation was you wanted to recover on *your* box (and not at a DR site w/ some unspecified hdw).
Tingli
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Itanium server recovery

Does ignite can restore files to multi disks?
kevin_m
Valued Contributor

Re: Itanium server recovery

If you are using the 2-step process (DVD and Ignite tape both) then make sure to use a similar DVD release date at SunGard. I ran into a problem with 11.23 on Itanium where the original build media was a couple years older then the DVD at SunGard and it didn't work. As far as the disk devices go, just interrupt the boot process when prompted to 'cancel batch mode installation' or a related message. As mentioned above you can change the logical volume assignments and sizes to work with the SunGard hardware.