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fizan
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make_tape_recovery

experts,

can i restore the entire swlist -l from production to DR if i take a make_tape_recovery in the production ?


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Steven E. Protter
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Re: make_tape_recovery

Shalom,

Yes, part of make_tape_recovery is a full backup of the SD/UX software database.

This will be restored if you restore a system to DR.

As far as pulling individual files of an existing backup, I don't know precisely what files would have to be pulled.

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fizan
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Re: make_tape_recovery

so if make_tape_recovery is executed only vg00 will be installed from the tape to DR right.
Johnson Punniyalingam
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Re: make_tape_recovery

>>so if make_tape_recovery is executed only vg00 will be installed from the tape to DR right.<<

Yes,

Volume Group other than "vg00" you need

vgimport
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fizan
Super Advisor

Re: make_tape_recovery

the /etc/passwd and groups all the config files will also be comin under vg00 recovery from make_tape_recovery
R.K. #
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Re: make_tape_recovery

Yes..anything under /etc will be backed up in vg00. Hence the config files will also be backed up. (-x inc_entire vg00)
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fizan
Super Advisor

Re: make_tape_recovery

so instead of freshly installing the new os in the DR site directly can i retrive vg00 from the productn tape?
fizan
Super Advisor

Re: make_tape_recovery

But getting detected the ignite tape first the ignite sw need to be installed in the DR site. right plz clarify me.
James R. Ferguson
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Re: make_tape_recovery

Hi:

> so instead of freshly installing the new os in the DR site directly can i retrive vg00 from the productn tape?

An Ignite recovery tape of 'vg00' is the basis for recovery in disaster recovery. You boot from your Ignite tape; choose the 'Install HP-UX/Media_Only' and select the 'Advanced Installation' mode. Set 'CLONING TO DIFFERENT HARDWARE?'=TRUE; set 'IMPORT VOLUME GROUPS?'= FALSE; and set 'ALLOW USE OF OTHER DISKS?'=YES.

Pick a physical disk onto which Ignite will build vg00 and restore your vg00 data.

After this you will want to build non-vg00 volume groups according to your needs and restore their contents from an appropriate backup with appropriate backup software. Ignite is not a backup solution. Ignite is intended for the cloning and recovery of vg00.

Depending on the age of your Ignite backup and the volatility of files like '/etc/passwd' or '/etc/shadow', your procedures will include updating those files from backup tapes after the Ignite recovery has built vg00.

Regards!

...JRF...
James R. Ferguson
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Re: make_tape_recovery

Hi (again):

> But getting detected the ignite tape first the ignite sw need to be installed in the DR site. right plz clarify me.

The Ignite recovery tape is a bootable, self-contained image of your vg00. There is nothing that needs to be installed at the Disaster Recovery site to use the tape.

Regards!

...JRF...