03-21-2002 11:56 AM
Is there another way to create a recovery tape of a system that has no direct access to a physical tape device? (I do not mean make_net_recovery)
If HP is tuned in (hint hint), please consider making a 'make_iso_recovery' command that creates an ISO image that can be put to a bootable CD. CD's are available on virtualy all standalone machines, maybe even more so than tape drives.
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03-21-2002 12:01 PM
We know restore from remote tape will be very difficult.
03-21-2002 12:17 PM
I agree that the ability to write to a remote tape device would be useful.
Are you aware though, that if you do a make_net_recovery to another HP machine, you can then make a tape from that make_net_recovery image?
If you are interested have a read through the /opt/ignite/share/doc/makenetrec.txt document.
03-21-2002 12:33 PM
i faced the same problem with one of the DRP systems which did not have tape drive.
The roundabout way to get the image on tape is to use make_net_recovery onto a different server which has tape drive and then transfer the image to the tape drive. the method for this is explained in the /opt/ignite/share/doc/makenetrec.txt .
03-21-2002 01:10 PM
If you have external tape drive, you can connect it and make a copy of make_recovery tape. For that you should have stape driver configured in your kernel.
You need not have to shutdown the system while connecting or removing the external drive.Just take care that while connecting and removing the tape drive the tape drive power is off.
This is the easiest and alternate solution for systems without having tape drive.
03-22-2002 06:01 AM