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mrk_1
Frequent Advisor

Take image of existing server

Hi All,
I am new to HP UX System Admin. I am very facinate about HP UX Admin work. I am in process of doing one task.
I need to install one software to new server.

My peers advised me take image of existing server and install the software in new server.

Could any one tell me what is procedure to take image and install the software for new server.

Thanks in advance.
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Asif Sharif
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Re: Take image of existing server

what os is running on Old server, if you want to install same of release on both servers then simply use Ignite.

#make_tape_recovery -s inc_entire=vg00

Regards,
Asif Sharif
sujit kumar singh
Honored Contributor

Re: Take image of existing server

ya u can do make use of the following command



load a tape media in the tape drive of ur system.

#make_tape_recovery -Av

OR

#make_tape_recovery -v -x enc_entire=vg00 -a /dev/rmt/0mn.


this -a /dev/rmt/0mn is the Device file of the tape drive in ur system.


this u can know by doing an
#ioscan -fnC tape


depending on the system this device file that presents the tape can be also



/dev/rmt/0mn
/dev/rmt/1mn etc.


Regards
Sujit
Javed Khan_1
Valued Contributor

Re: Take image of existing server

Hi,

what software do you want to install ?

Not every software requires system backup to be taken however its always advisable to keep system ignite backup.


If you have ignite server and client installed on system fire


make_net_recovery -s ignite_server_ip/ignite server name


-A option with make_net_recovery will include entire vg00/rootdg


Cheers

Javed Khan
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Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: Take image of existing server

>>Could any one tell me what is procedure to take image and install the software for new server<<

Oldserver :- Perform Ignite backup,
===================================
step1:- ioscan -fnC tape --> output will show all the tape drive attached,
(Once located the tape device file than load the tape to your tape drive example :- DDS4 wiht path of /dev/rmt/0mn )

step2:- mt -f /dev/rmt/0mn status
(look for online message) Once you see "understood the tape has been loaded with the DDS4)

step3 :- opt/ignite/bin/make_tape_recovery -AvI -x inc_entire=vg00 -a /dev/rmt/0mn
(Thus how we take image of existing server)

New Server,
===========
when the Server start booting the following message will be displayed : For 800's : To interrupt boot sequence press any key with in 10 seconds.

Main Menu >SEA to serach for all the bootable device

You need to chose the "Random Access Media" path Example p3

Main Menu > bo p3 (this start booting from the Ignite backup Image taken from Old Server)


Thanks,
Johnson.


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mrk_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Take image of existing server

Hi all,
Thanks for the reply.

I am using HP-UX 11.11 server and want to install mq software on new server. Both servers are same version only. the insallation directory is /opt/mqm/.

Does it require to take back up of /opt/mqm diretory using make_tape_recovery command? or anything else.

Thanks.
mrk_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Take image of existing server

How do I find, whether the server installed ignite server and client??

Thanks.
Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: Take image of existing server

>>>I am using HP-UX 11.11 server and want to install mq software on new server. Both servers are same version only. the insallation directory is /opt/mqm/.

Does it require to take back up of /opt/mqm diretory using make_tape_recovery command? or anything else.
<<<

if your /opt/mqm mount point part of "vg00" make_tape_recovery command will be included, has full OS backup.

or anything else..?

fbackup or tar
#fbackup -f /dev/rmt/0m -v /opt/omni
(man fbackup)
# tar cvf /dev/rmt/0mn /opt/omni



>>How do I find, whether the server installed ignite server and client??<<

swlist -l producr |grep -i Ignite

(the above command will show you whether the server installed ignite server and client)

Thanks,
Johnson
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