07-23-2009 05:22 AM
It would be helpful to know if your server is PA-RISC or IA-64/IPF
The procedure varies slightly.
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07-23-2009 05:25 AM
If this is your intention, put the tape into the tape drive, interrupt the boot sequence, or if using integrity servers, find the tape drive as boot media from the EFI menu and proceed as you are booting from a disk. Depending on how the ignite image is made, you may be presented with a menu. If it is the case, follow the on-screen directions and make selections which apply to you. There is no certain way one can tell what exact selections you need to make as they are dependent on the individual sites.
If your purpose is other than full server recovery, please give details and see if it is doable.
UNIX because I majored in cryptology...
07-24-2009 02:24 AM
I guess you wish to recover the OS off the ignite server and you would like to know the steps involved
if you are using Itanium server ( IA ) you would be able to use dbprofile
you can find the steps to boot using DBPROFILE
the following page gives you all the steps you need to boot over network for both PA and IA
STEPS WITH SCREENSHOTS:-
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08-03-2009 01:58 PM
1. You need both client and server in the same directory.
2. Depends on the server, if it is RX, you need to have client's Mac address ready.
3. Also depends on the server, you need to modify the bootp config file. For RP server, it is /etc/opt/ignite/instl_bootta, for RX server, it is /etc/bootptab, you need to check manual for details.
4. Power on the client, go to boot options, check the lan boot. Again, follow the manual to restore system files.
There are pitfalls everywhere. But this is a starting point.