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himacs
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Hi Admins,

Plz tell me how to create ios image..

My server is B.11.23

also tell me the main advantages ..

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Re: ios image

Do you mean ISO images?
From what? From data on disk or from DVD or CD media?

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Re: ios image

Hi Torsten,

Thanx for the reply..

Yes ISO image..it was spelling mistake..:)

I have OS installation DVD,from this i want to create ISO image into another DVD..

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Re: ios image

So you can try with "dd", e.g.

# dd if=/ of=/tmp/ISOfile bs=2k

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Re: ios image

Yes Torsten..

But i have heard abt make_media_install and i did some digging in itrc also..

Is it related to ignite server..

actually we have ignite server but didnot find such command..

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Mel Burslan
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Re: ios image

I am not sure how you will burn this image onto a new DVD but this following command should work to create the ISO image:

dd if=/dev/dsk/c0t1d0 of=/depot/11.23.mcoe.image.iso bs=2k

(change the if descriptor according to your DVD drive's path)

There is not much of an advantage of creating ISO files unless you are planning to use them for VM installs. That is the only use that I can think of, for an ISO image.
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Re: ios image

If you just want to copy a DVD to ISO you should use "dd" - if you want to create a DVD (via ISO) from a certain backup, you should use ignite.

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Re: ios image

Himacs,
Are u talking about Golden Image , i.e with make_sys_image with Ignite-UX.

check this out:
http://www.met.ca/itrc/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=82

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1250774052824+28353475&...

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Re: ios image

Hi
Thanx for ur replies..

what is golden image..

actually my intention is to create a bootable iso image and if server crashes boot from this image and restore..


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Re: ios image

Hi Himacs

You are right you can create bootable DVD using make_media_install.

make_media_install script will be located in
/opt/ignite/data/scripts/examples/make_media_install


I hope this link might help you to get some
idea about make_media_install

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1250773910941+28353475&...

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Re: ios image

Himacs,

you can use /opt/ignite/data/scripts/examples/make_media_install to create a recovery DVD.

checkout:
http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447626+1250774865900+28353475&...


Also :Creating a Boot CD/DVD or an Installation DVD.

If your system does not have a DVD writer, you can create the ISO image and then copy it to another system equipped with a DVD writer to burn the media.

Check this out:
http://www.hpuxtips.es/?q=node/75

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Raj.
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Re: ios image

Himacs,

As far as advantage/disadvantage concern , creating & saving the image on a tape is better than a DVD. Suppose you have 72GB internal Harddrive, you cannot save entire root disk image into a DVD. As DVD can only keep 4.7GB.

A DAT72 tape can backup entire vg00 (max 72Gig)image and a system can be restored easily with it. And this is the best practice for sysadmins.

HTH.
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Re: ios image

I think it will not really differ from the previous, but maybe it will be updated (renamed :-)) too.

HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array updating product software guide (XCS 09521000) (576287-002, August 2009)

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Re: ios image

wrong thread, wrong window, sorry.

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