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System booted in middle of qp patch upgrade on 11.23

John Jimenez
Super Advisor

System booted in middle of qp patch upgrade on 11.23

Today I am upgrading patches on two Servers that are RAC with Oracle. I had problems in the past and I usuall boot into init 2. But today I forgot.

In the middled of installing the RAC must have triggered a reboot. now I have Dec. 2008 and Dec. 2007 at that same time.

QPKAPPS B.11.23.0712.070a Applications Patches for HP-UX 11i v2, December 2007
QPKAPPS B.11.23.0812.076 Applications Patches for HP-UX 11i v2, December 2008
QPKBASE B.11.23.0712.070a Base Quality Pack Bundle for HP-UX 11i v2, December 2007
QPKBASE B.11.23.0812.076 Base Quality Pack Bundle for HP-UX 11i v2, December 2008

swconfing /* found lots of errors and told me to issue a command for more detail. vi is not working now, but tail shows

# tail jwjob.txt
Verified utilProvider.UTIL-RUN,l=/,r=A.01.00
ERROR: 184 of 3000 filesets had Errors.
WARNING: 8 of 3000 filesets had Warnings.
* 2808 of 3000 filesets had no Errors or Warnings.
ERROR: The Analysis Phase had errors and warnings. See the above
output for details.

I was going to boot into init2 and restart the installation, but I wanted to get some feed back first. Anyone out there this Satruday?



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4 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: System booted in middle of qp patch upgrade on 11.23

Shalom,

Yes there are people here on Saturday.

This situation has several outcomes.

1) If you did an Ignite make_tape_recovery or make_net_recovery prior to the patch install, restore it. The reason is the patch SD-UX database is now a gigantic mess.

2) If you have no backup, you may try to swremove the patches that are corrupt. This may or may not work. It could be a long and frustrating process.

3) Your plan may not work, but it does not hurt to try.

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John Jimenez
Super Advisor

Re: System booted in middle of qp patch upgrade on 11.23

I do not have an Ignite. I do not have local tape drives. I was doing them on a fiber tape library a while back but discovered that I cannot restore off that. I was hesitant in working on Production servers to create an ignite server. I have a new server that is not on production. And I was waiting for a test server that just came on line. But unfortunatley, I am barley getting that on the SAN so it is not set up yet.

I have a backup of /stand from last night, but I guess hp mentioned that would not do.

Any other ideas? I have been here since 5 this morning, An electrician was here roday and power went out. We just came back up, but the HP engineer I was working with is off shift.

No one from the new shift has returned my call yet. The engineer that I was working with, has a plan, but it is not guaranteed. I am confused on one of the steps, so if the next shift cannot interpit, I might wait until he comes back on.
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John Jimenez
Super Advisor

Re: System booted in middle of qp patch upgrade on 11.23

I talked to a great engineer from Australia later Saturday night. and with some instructions left by a great Engineer here in the U.S. we were able to resolve patch issues one at a time. whewww... I am close to getting the Server that will be on test for a while on the SAN. I am making that top priority to becoming the ignite server, before continuing patching.
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John Jimenez
Super Advisor

Re: System booted in middle of qp patch upgrade on 11.23

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