Restore the ignite backup

by Community Manager on ‎03-07-2012 10:57 AM

Question

I configured a new ignite server successfully to take OS image and for fresh installation. i know how to install fressh OS on client server by using this command on UEFI shell

 

# lanboot select -sip 192.168.1.50 -cip 192.168.1.30 -gip 192.168.1.1 -m 255.255.255.0 -b "/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi"

 

But my question is Whats the procedure to restore the ignite backup on client server ?

 

And also i configured APA on client servers and when i check the /var/opt/ignite/clients directory on ignite server i see MAC address for lan not used

 

cd /var/opt/ignite/clients
# ls -l
total 16
drwxr-xr-x   4 bin        bin           8192 Feb 22 16:08 0x0017A4ABE116
drwxr-xr-x   3 bin        bin             96 Mar  3 11:14 0x3C4A92C4CADB
drwxr-xr-x   3 bin        bin             96 Feb 22 15:33 0x3C4A92C4EB81
lrwxr-xr-x   1 bin        bin             14 Feb 25 10:04 test002 -> 0x0017A4ABE116
lrwx------   1 bin        bin             14 Mar  3 10:52 test006 -> 0x3C4A92C4CADB
lrwx------   1 bin        bin             14 Feb 22 15:11 test007 -> 0x3C4A92C4EB81


 

#nwmgr

Name/          Interface Station          Sub-   Interface      Related
ClassInstance  State     Address        system   Type           Interface
============== ========= ============== ======== ============== =========
lan0           UP        0x3C4A92C4CADA iexgbe   10GBASE-KR     lan900
lan1           UP        0x3C4A92C4CADE iexgbe   10GBASE-KR     lan901
lan2           DOWN      0x3C4A92C4CADB iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan3           DOWN      0x3C4A92C4CADF iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan4           DOWN      0x3C4A92C4CADC iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan5           DOWN      0x3C4A92C4CAE0 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan6           DOWN      0x3C4A92C4CADD iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan7           DOWN      0x3C4A92C4CAE1 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan8           DOWN      0x3C4A92C4CAE2 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan9           DOWN      0x3C4A92C4CAE6 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan10          DOWN      0x3C4A92C4CAE3 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan11          DOWN      0x3C4A92C4CAE7 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan12          DOWN      0x3C4A92C4CAE4 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan13          DOWN      0x3C4A92C4CAE8 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan14          DOWN      0x3C4A92C4CAE5 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan15          DOWN      0x3C4A92C4CAE9 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan16          UP        0x3C4A92C46A02 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR     lan901
lan17          UP        0x3C4A92C46A06 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR     lan900
lan18          DOWN      0x3C4A92C46A03 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan19          DOWN      0x3C4A92C46A07 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan20          DOWN      0x3C4A92C46A04 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan21          DOWN      0x3C4A92C46A08 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan22          DOWN      0x3C4A92C46A05 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan23          DOWN      0x3C4A92C46A09 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan24          DOWN      0x3C4A92C46A0A iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan25          DOWN      0x3C4A92C46A0E iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan26          DOWN      0x3C4A92C46A0B iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan27          DOWN      0x3C4A92C46A0F iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan28          DOWN      0x3C4A92C46A0C iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan29          DOWN      0x3C4A92C46A10 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan30          DOWN      0x3C4A92C46A0D iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan31          DOWN      0x3C4A92C46A11 iexgbe   10GBASE-KR
lan900         UP        0x3C4A92C4CADA hp_apa   hp_apa
lan901         UP        0x3C4A92C4CADE hp_apa   hp_apa

Answer


From the output, I suppose the "test006" is client that you wish to recover from backup.


The mac address 0x3C4A92C4CADB matches to lan2 in client which is DOWN state.


If you want recover the client from ignite-ux server, use any one of the below methods:

 

Method 1:

1. Bring the lan2 to UP state in client

2.  Follow the same procedure as you do for fresh OS install.

 

Recovering the Client from Ignite Server: 


  • If the client is down, use the "lanboot select" from the EFI.
  • If the client system is in up state, then you can use the bootsys command to recover the client. Alternatively you the Ignite GUI/TUI to recover the client. Select the client, Go to Actions Menu --> Recover the client

 

 

Method 2:
Alternatively, if you wish to you other LAN cards, such as lan0 (0x3C4A92C4CADA) then you would need do the following on ignite-ux server.

 

On the Ignite-UX server,
# cd /var/opt/ignite/clients/
# mv 0x3C4A92C4CADB 0x3C4A92C4CADA (Rename the directory to desired Mac address)


Make sure the client hostname linked to the new mac address dir.
test006 -> 0x3C4A92C4CADA

 

Recovering the Client from Ignite Server: 


  • If the client system is in up state, then you can use the bootsys command to recover the client.Alternatively you the Ignite GUI/TUI to recover the client.. Select the client, Go to Actions Menu --> Recover the client
  • If the client is down, use the "lanboot select" from the EFI.
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