Re: ignite vg00 onto a cd/dvd to avoid the hassle?? (4608 Views)
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KINGSLEY_1
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ignite vg00 onto a cd/dvd to avoid the hassle??

Hi!

I want to know whether i can ignite vg00 onto a cd/dvd to avoid the hassle of using an externel tape drive.

Thank you.

Kingsley
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Bill Hassell
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Re: ignite vg00 onto a cd/dvd to avoid the hassle??

You'll need multiple DVDs -- if you add up the used space for vg00, it will likely be a lot more than a DVD (which is about 4.6GB). Currently, a multi-disc backup is not provided in Ignite. See the comments in /opt/ignite/data/scripts/examples/make_media_install and also /opt/ignite/data/scripts/examples/make_opticaldisc_recovery as well as the latest Ignite Admin manual: http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01942571/c01942571.pdf (see all the manuals at: http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/w1/en/os/hpux11i-system-management-ignite-ux.html?jumpid=ex_r15...


What you can do is to easily create a bootable CD in a few minutes. This CD can be created for 11.11, 11.23 and 11.31 systems and get you to the install menu where you choose the archive source, typically an Ignite server.
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Michael Steele_2
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http://www.wallek.com/pwtech/Creating_a_bootable_DVD_from_an_Ignite_tape.pdf

"...Creating a bootable DVD from an Ignite
(make_tape_recovery) tape..."

This was a requirement for me during a DR site test. Of all things, the DR site did not have a tape drive, only CD / DVD.

Basically you are making an ISO image
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Hiren N Dave
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Re: ignite vg00 onto a cd/dvd to avoid the hassle??

You can use network backup to ease the task...

Run the following command on client on which you want to take vg00 backup
#make_net_recovery -s -a :/home/ -IAv

You need to setup IGNITE server and clients for this.

Check attached file for setup steps.
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Vivek_Pendse
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Re: ignite vg00 onto a cd/dvd to avoid the hassle??

Hi,

Ignite n/w backup/restore would be the fast solution in present n/w speeds. You can restore ignite backup in 15-20 minutes, instead of scratching your head in DVD ignite write.
Michal has provided a good pdf for writing a DVD.

Thanks,
Vivek
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