01-28-2014 02:42 AM
Greetings...I have a rx3600 server running 11.31.0809. The machine has the FEATURE11i, HWEnable & Quality pack bundles installed for March 2012.
I have installed Ignite C.7.16.283 and removed the older versions. I've installed this version on various other machines OK.
IGNITE C.7.16.283 HP-UX Installation Utilities (Ignite-UX)
Ignite-UX-11-31 C.7.16.283 HP-UX Installation Utilities for installing 11.31 Systems
When running a HPUX backup it fails (log below) due to the volume group version:
time make_tape_recovery -A
* Creating local directories for configuration files and archive.
======= 01/28/14 10:00:24 GMT Started make_tape_recovery. (Tue Jan 28
10:00:24 GMT 2014)
@(#)Ignite-UX Revision C.7.16.283
@(#)ignite/net_recovery (opt) Revision:
/branches/IUX_RA1303/ignite/src@85339 Last Modified: 2013-01-18
09:48:01 +0530 (Fri, 18 Jan 2013)
* Checking Versions of Ignite-UX filesets
* Scanning system for IO devices...
WARNING: SIOC_VPD_INQUIRY ioctl failed to retrieve data for control device
0/7/1/0.0x7.0x0: Invalid argument.
* Boot device is: 0/4/1/0.0xb11032b4a28a213.0x0
* Creating System Configuration.
WARNING: The volume group /dev/vg01 will be only partially included in the
System Recovery Archive. This means that not all files and
directories on this volume group will be restored when the archive is
installed. This message can be suppressed using the "-P s" option for
make_tape_recovery. See make_tape_recovery(1M) for more details.
* /opt/ignite/bin/save_config -f
System is configured with one or more LVM volume groups having volume group vers ion 2.0 or 2.1. These volume groups must either be excluded from selection or converted to volume group version 2.2 using vgversion command.
Below is the list of LVM volume groups with volume group versions 2.0 or 2.1:
save_config: Error - Unable to save the hardware configuration of the system.
ERROR: /opt/ignite/bin/save_config failed
======= 01/28/14 10:00:38 GMT make_tape_recovery completed unsuccessfully
The server volume group versions are as follows:
VG Name /dev/vg00
VG Version 1.0
VG Name /dev/vg01
VG Version 2.1
VG Name /dev/vg02
VG Version 2.1
Anyone know why this reletively new version of Ignite will not backup a reletively volume group version? Anyone come across this before?
I don't fancy having to organize downtime just to attempt to convert the volume group version and hope for the best...
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01-28-2014 06:51 AM
I found the following statement in the Ignite/UX Release Notes in the notes for version C.7.10:
"NOTE: Ignite-UX does not support either LVM volume group versions 2.0 or 2.1 for HP-UX 11i v3."
"Ignite-UX now supports boot, dump, swap and data volumes for LVM volume group version 2.2 for HP-UX 11iv3, as well as the earlier version 1.0."
The latest version of the Ignite/UX release notes (from Nov. 2013) are located here:
01-28-2014 09:42 AM
Thanks for that Patrick, nice one.
I was suspecting something similar to this but had not tracked down the release notes. I'll read through them.
I've downloaded the latest version of Ignite for 11.31 and the latest PAX patch (as suggested by the install notes):
I'll install these on Wed 29/01/14 and check the results.
01-28-2014 07:08 PM
Ignite is one of those products that you put on at least a yearly update. If you have at least a C.7 version installed already, the newer version will properly replace the old once. Anything older, it is recommended to swremove the Ignite product and install the latest version. Note that existing archives and settings are not changed.
Ignite is very dependent on hardware (I/O, processors, disks, tape drives, internal controllers) as well as LVM and VxVM features. So unless you change nothing (ie, patches, I/O cards, peripherals), Ignite should allways be up to date.
An overlooked option in the make_net_recovery command is the -u to update the client to match the version on the Ignite server.
Also check the main Ignite website at: http://hp.com/go/ignite-ux
01-29-2014 03:29 AM
Yeah, it simply looks like LVM version 2.1 is not supported and the volume group would need converting to version 2.2.