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how to restore ignite image from PA-RISC super dome to RP4440

 
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Occasional Advisor

how to restore ignite image from PA-RISC super dome to RP4440

dear all ,

1- I make ignite image from pa-risc super dome ,
2- and I tried to restore this image to rp4440 ,
3- But after the restore is done , the system gives this following error message
" panic: swapconf - no primary swap space configured

PC-Offset Stack Trace (read across, top of stack is 1st):
0x0029e228 0x005155fc 0x00513f78
0x0050db94 0x003e87a8 0x00177144
0x001fb8e4
End Of Stack "
4- and I tried to boot in single user or maintenance , but the system gives the same error message
5- So , Please , what the correct procedure to make image from the super dome and restore it to Rp4440

Thank you
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Exalted Contributor

Re: how to restore ignite image from PA-RISC super dome to RP4440

Shalom,

Boot the system into logical volume mode.

hpux -lm

Set up a swap area and configure /etc/fstab to mount it.

I think however the bad news is a superdome is a cell based system and is so different from an rp4440 that a simple image recovery will not work.

Golden image might work.

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-5309/ch11s02.html
http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-5309/ch11.html
On the client
http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-3336/ch09s05.html

Configuring an Ignite server to recognize an image.

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-5309/ch11s03.html

Good Luck and let me know how it turns out.

SEP
Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
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Occasional Advisor

Re: how to restore ignite image from PA-RISC super dome to RP4440

Thank you Steven ,

I already tried to boot ISL>hpux -lm

But the system gives the same error


Thank yoy
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Honored Contributor

Re: how to restore ignite image from PA-RISC super dome to RP4440

Hi,
the SD happens to be the Biggest Cell -based system so there is a huge difference in the HArdware platform difference with that if rp4440.

As steven suggests you can try with the Golden Image or you can try restoring the Ignite From an identical or as close as similar system like another rp4440 ,rp3XXX etc.
The ideal should be an at least rp4440.
regards
sujit
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Occasional Advisor

Re: how to restore ignite image from PA-RISC super dome to RP4440

Dear sujit ,

I already restore image from rp8400 cell based to rp4440 entry level, and the restore is done successfully ,

But now , urgent I want to restore the image form super dome to rp4440 .

Thank you
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Honored Contributor

Re: how to restore ignite image from PA-RISC super dome to RP4440

Hi

never happened to do such a big cross-hardware ignite restore.
Well try taking another attempt and please choose disk at the ignite install in teh advanced mode properly configuring the root disks and explicitly specifying the swap area.
i hope you are tyring the make_tape_recovery right?
also can check what is the current FW lwvwl of rp4440;; what is the OS Release ; you have the ignite image as consisting of the root VG only; and also what is the HDDs like on SD and the rp4400 , are they configured as direct SCSI HDD or on RAID Controllers,


Please give another attempt of making and restoring the backup.

perhaps cant say with surity of the success chances.
regards
sujit
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Exalted Contributor

Re: how to restore ignite image from PA-RISC super dome to RP4440

Shalom,

Due to hardware differences only a Golden image has a chance of success, as it has less hardware dependence than make_net_recovery or make_tape_recovery images.

No, I did not expect the hpux -lm to work, but wished to be sure you had tried.

SEP
Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
Sponsor: http://hpux.ws
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com
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Trusted Contributor

Re: how to restore ignite image from PA-RISC super dome to RP4440

Hi,

There is an option to select while restoring the ignite image to a different hardware, It comes somewhere in the window where we are doing all LVM changes. Iam not remembering the exact location ( Bad bad memory...!!!). Plzz have a deep look in to that window, if you are planning to restore the image again.

Rgds
Sreekanth
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Honored Contributor

Re: how to restore ignite image from PA-RISC super dome to RP4440

The issue appears to be swap space, not the kernel or other things.

" panic: swapconf - no primary swap space configured"

When doing the restore, make sure you have /dev/vg00/lvol2, or some other LV in VG00 configured to be SWAP. You MUST have some SWAP space configured in VG00 for the system to use during the boot process.
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Honored Contributor

Re: how to restore ignite image from PA-RISC super dome to RP4440

Well i would like for this to as per suggestions of SEP.

If you need help in configuring and creating the Golden image and panning a recovery then let know.
Configure on one the servers in the network an Ignite server.
and make this to hold an ignite server.
regards
sujit