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Using update-ux on DRD clone

Fidel Ramirez_1
Frequent Advisor

Using update-ux on DRD clone

I'm posting this again as I received no response.

I want to update a current HP-UX 11.23 system to HP-UX 11.31 but I would like to see if using DRD can do the task with minimum down time.

Here are the steps I’m thinking doing:

1. Clone the current active system

drd clone -v -t /dev/dsk/c2t1d0


2. Install update-ux from HP-UX 11.31 media (or depot)

swinstall –s /dvd Update-UX


3. Update the inactive image

drd runcmd update-ux –s /dvd HPUX11i-VSE-OE


4. Activate the clone on next reboot

drd activate


My question is on step 3 where apparently drd runcmd update-ux won’t work on HP-UX 11.23 to update it to HP-UX 11.31.

Thank you in advance.

Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Using update-ux on DRD clone

You should also do step 2 as a 'drd runcmd' command as you will want Update-UX on the drd clone.


Apart from that, follow the Installing/Updating guide for specific steps.  I haven't checked in a while but there may also be a section on updating a drd clone.



Fidel Ramirez_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Using update-ux on DRD clone

Hi Patrick,


Thank you for your response.

You are right; I can install the update command on the clone also.

Since nobody responded, I will have to run the commands and test it.

Thank you again,