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Tru64 V5.0 - btcreate: root_domain#root / advfs is invalid.

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Simon D. Stone
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Tru64 V5.0 - btcreate: root_domain#root / advfs is invalid.

Hello,

I'm trying to create a bootable tape of one of our Tru64 systems using btcreate. When I get to the selecting file system section, I try to enter the line:

root_domain#root / advfs

It then replies with:

rootdg.rootvol in /etc/fdmns/root_domain is invalid.

root_domain#root / advfs is invalid.

Don't suppose anyone has any ideas on how to fix this?

It's a AlphaServer 2100 if that helps.

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Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: Tru64 V5.0 - btcreate: root_domain#root / advfs is invalid.

Hi Simon,

I've never used it, but I'll guess that btcreate isn't compatible with the LSM root disk that you appear to have...

Cheers,

Rob
Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: Tru64 V5.0 - btcreate: root_domain#root / advfs is invalid.

what does /var/adm/btcreate.log says.
BR,
Kapil+
I am in this small bowl, I wane see the real world......
Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: Tru64 V5.0 - btcreate: root_domain#root / advfs is invalid.

What is your OS version and patch level?
Was your system configured with LSM volumes at installation or later?
LSM support is provided on a system only if it is configured with LSM volumes at installation.
I always prefer vdump/vrestore over bttape.
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: Tru64 V5.0 - btcreate: root_domain#root / advfs is invalid.

Although I never user btcreate but
Nice info Thanks Vladimir
>>>LSM support is provided on a system only if it is configured with LSM volumes at installation.
I could not find it in man pages.

Kapil+
I am in this small bowl, I wane see the real world......
Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: Tru64 V5.0 - btcreate: root_domain#root / advfs is invalid.

That was added in 5.1.
See links:
http://h30097.www3.hp.com/docs/base_doc/DOCUMENTATION/V51_HTML/ARH8WBTE/FTRSXXXX.HTM
http://h30097.www3.hp.com/docs/base_doc/DOCUMENTATION/V51_HTML/MAN/MAN8/0048____.HTM
I have never used bttape with LSM root.
As I said, I prefer vdump.
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: Tru64 V5.0 - btcreate: root_domain#root / advfs is invalid.

From http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=964487, I see this...

The following restrictions apply:
+ You cannot run multiple instances of the btcreate command. The
/usr/run/bttape.pid lock file is created when the command runs and is
removed when that instance of the command is terminated.
+ LSM support is provided only for root, swap and usr filesystems.
+ LSM support is provided on a system only if it is configured with LSM
volumes at installation.
+ LSM support is provided only in unattended mode.
+ Mirroring and striping are not supported options for bootable tape.
Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor
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Re: Tru64 V5.0 - btcreate: root_domain#root / advfs is invalid.

We did not answer Simon.
Simon, in version 5.0 (which you have) LSM root is NOT supported with bttape!
Support for that was added in version 5.1!
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Simon D. Stone
Occasional Visitor

Re: Tru64 V5.0 - btcreate: root_domain#root / advfs is invalid.

Thanks very much for the responses guys, much appreciated. Going to attempt a vdump/vrestore now as that sounds like the right way to go - as long as I can track down the install CD!

Thanks again.
Simon D. Stone
Occasional Visitor

Re: Tru64 V5.0 - btcreate: root_domain#root / advfs is invalid.

Solution provided by Vladimir Fabecic.