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pax on itanium to replace fbackup

Timothy P. Jackson
Valued Contributor

pax on itanium to replace fbackup

Hello everyone.

I am running HP-UX 11.31 on an rx2600. The thought of loosing fbackup really disturbs me but there is no way i am going to purchase Data Protector. So I am stuck with Pax.

By looking at the man pages and other forum threads i figured out how to write to a tape and xtract from the tape but i am confused on how to just read the tape and display its contents. I would like to be able to read the tapes to make sure that they are good.

I also heard that at the later releases the option to boot from an Ignite tape is back. Is this true? It sure was nice to just create an Ignite tape and boot from it when you needed to recover the system.

Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Tim
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Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: pax on itanium to replace fbackup

>>I also heard that at the later releases the
>>option to boot from an Ignite tape is back.
>>Is this true?

This has actually been true of some Itanium systems for a while now, depending on the model and firmware levels.

As far as pax goes.....try using '-v' option to pax. I'm not at a system at the moment, so I can't experiment, but I think that should do the trick for you.

I agree with many others that fbackup/frecover will be sorely missed.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: pax on itanium to replace fbackup

Unfortunately your rx2600, the rx5670 and the blades cannot boot from tape directly - all other servers can. You need to use the two-step-procedure (boot from DVD, restore from tape).

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Dennis Handly
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Re: pax on itanium to replace fbackup

>So I am stuck with pax.

For 11.41, unless you want to start practicing now.

>I am confused on how to just read the tape and display its contents.

You simply don't use -w or -r, -v is optional:
pax -f file -v

Make sure you install the latest pax patch and PAX-ENH. Then when you write use "-x pax".
Timothy P. Jackson
Valued Contributor

Re: pax on itanium to replace fbackup

Thanks everyone for your help!

I will work on the Ignite and Pax issue and see how I can make it work for my application.

Thanks again!

Tim