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awjam
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crashed hard disk

I have a 9.1 GB hard disk install in hp workstation which has hp ux 10.20

that hard disk crashed, I replaced it with new one and it is working ok.

now I need to get some important files from that hard disk. how can I get them??

I connected it to a normal PC with windows xp it did not see it at all!!!!
I used ubuntu I can see it but can not braows it, it give an error massage (can not mount it and can not locat file)!!!

pls. advise I need to get those files
they are very important

regards
awjam
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Bill Hassell
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Re: crashed hard disk

HP-UX is not Windows nor is it Linux. You need another HP-UX system with an extra disk slot. However, sonce you said the disk crashed, you may not be able to mount the disk. Disks will always fail eventually -- that's why disk mirroring is mandatory as well as regular backups. It doesn't matter what OS you are using. They all require a backup method.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
avizen9
Esteemed Contributor

Re: crashed hard disk

Hello Awjam

since this HDD used for HPux you should not able to map in windows, even ubantu will not recognize.

as mentioned by Bill you should connect this HDD with any existing working unix station and do ioscan -fnC disk command to check if it able to detect.
awjam
Occasional Advisor

Re: crashed hard disk

hi

I found this link

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=75360〈=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodClassId=-1&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=75358

is it for complete hp ux operating systems

I meat can I install them in any machine and connect my crashed hard disk and get my files??

thanks
George_Dodds
Honored Contributor

Re: crashed hard disk

Those are Patch bundles and drivers,

I take it the workstation is up and running and has 10.20 installed on the new disk.
You could get an external scsi disk caddy and put the old disk in there then connect it to the workstation.

Once that is done you can try to get at the data on the disk.

When you say the disk crashed, was it a hardware failure or an operating system problem?
awjam
Occasional Advisor

Re: crashed hard disk

hi

I think the problem is a software problem.

actually I hope to be a software problem!!!

thanks
Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: crashed hard disk

> actually I hope to be a software problem!!!

Your wish is my command:

POOF! you're a software problem!

;^)


Pete

Pete
Ganesan R
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Re: crashed hard disk

Hi Awjam,

>>I think the problem is a software problem<<

If the system crashed due to software problem, hopefully all data should be there on the disk. You can connect the old disk on the same server and try to access the data.
Follow these steps.

1.Connect the old disk on the same server.
2.Run #ioscan -fnC disk to identify the disk
3.Run #insf -e to create device files for the old disk

Once you are able to see the old disk by ioscan and device file is created follow these steps to mount the disk.

#mkdir /dev/vgold
#mknod /dev/vgold/group c 64 0x060000
#vgimport -v vgold /dev/dsk/cxtxdx (specify the device file of old disk)
#vgchange -a y vgold

#vgdisplay -v vgold

Now mount the logical volumes and access the data

#mkdir /olddata
#mount /dev/vgold/lvname /olddata
#ls /olddata

You can mount all the old logical volumes and access the data
Best wishes,

Ganesh.
Sajjad Sahir
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Re: crashed hard disk


Dear friend

how u are saying it is a software issue. at the beginning of posting u are saying it is hardware failure, once hardware failed u can't do anything if u have mirroring u can recover the data from the mirrored one otherwise no option.
u can't map in to windows, it is not compatible, if u want to test the hard disk again u need another hp system then only u can check it there is no other option

thanks and regards


Sajjad Sahir
UVK
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Re: crashed hard disk

If the files are too important and if you are ready to spend some money you can use the 3rd party data recovery companies help tp recover your data. Try looking for websites like Datacrash, datarecovery, techfusion

Until you do some analysis you cannot blame it to be a software problem.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: crashed hard disk

Shalom,

http://docs.hp.com/en/7161/LVM_OLR_whitepaper.pdf

I suggest starting fresh with a Core OS disk. I see no evidence to support any suppositions you have made up to now.

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awjam
Occasional Advisor

Re: crashed hard disk

Wow I become a software problem!!! Hhhhhahaaa

Thank you all for helping me

I will install new hard disk and I will connect the old one in the other slot and I will see if I can access it or not.

I need to ask about the hp unix
The workstation I have has DDS tape with hp unix oprating system it is writtin that it is for 9.1GB hard disk only.

How can I get or is it available for 36GB??
Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: crashed hard disk

*where* are you seeing that *what* is written for 9.1GB hard disk only? The tape drive? The operating system?


Pete

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awjam
Occasional Advisor

Re: crashed hard disk

I saw it on the tape which is the hp unix operating system