10-08-2013 11:40 AM
rx2600 on 11.31
ignite version is C.7.13.259
this system is our ignite server and one of the dreaded systems that can't boot from tape -- so what do i do to actually make recovery media for this box? (there is an +RW dvd drive installed...)
make_media_install wants an .iso
make_opticaldisc_recovery wants the ignite server...
what's the incantation please?
10-08-2013 12:01 PM
You can backup to tape, but you need to boot from install media in order to restore from tape.
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10-08-2013 02:44 PM
Your best bet is to create a bootable CD from the Ignite version that you have installed on your system. If you try to boot the system via an old Ignite version and then recover from tape, it is possible that it will not work.
Create Bootable CD
The example below uses HP-UX 11.31 as an example, but you could do the same thing for HP-UX 11.11 or 11.23.
# /opt/ignite/bin/make_medialif -a -r B.11.31 -f /opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.31/config -l /var/tmp/ignite/bootvol.lif
# /opt/ignite/bin/instl_adm -b -F /var/tmp/ignite/bootvol.lif
# mkisofs -U -max-iso9660-filenames -R -eltorito-alt-boot -no-emul-boot -b bootvol.lif -o /var/tmp/boot-11.31.iso /var/tmp/ignite
# /opt/ignite/lbin/instl_combine -F /var/tmp/ignite/bootvol.lif -C /var/tmp/boot-11.31.iso
The only caveat may be the need to install 'mkisofs' on your systems. This can be obtained from the DVD+RW-TOOLS bundle. This bundle can be obtained from: https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayP
Once you have created the ISO image, you will need to burn that onto a CD. You can do this on your HP-UX server, if you have a writeable CD/DVD drive, or just copy the image to your PC and burn it there.