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Peter Jahn
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Backup for disaster Recovery

I am using a c8000 Workstation in my Home office. HP-UX 11i v1 IS installed. Ignite-UX IS installed. I'm looking for an easy scenario to create a complete backup including the os, installed software and configuration. BUT:
- no second hp-ux system
- only windows servers and shares mounted via cifs
- no DVD burner in the c8000
- no Tape drive

Any suggestions?
Thanks
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Zygmunt Krawczyk
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You can install and configure HP CIFS Client

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=B8724AA

and make backup using tar, cpio or fbackup.
But you will not be able to boot from this backup to restore system like from Ignite-UX backup. To restore system you will need CD or DVD media to install HP-UX and then restore from CIFS server.

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Robert_Jewell
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A couple of options I can think of, but not sure they will work for you as all involves going beyond your current configuration...

1) Install MirrorDisk/UX and another disk. Mirroring your boot disk will do what you seek. However, MirrorDisk is a licensed product ($$). More info: https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=B2491BA

2) Reference the following post for information on creating a duplicate boot disk. You will still need another disk drive, but this method does not require a licensed product.
http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/System-Administration/Create-and-sync-alternate-boot-disk-without-mirro...

 

3) If you can, update to HP-UX 11.23 (11iv2). There is a product called Dynamic Root Disk (DRD) which does the above in a much more efficient manner is is easily managed.

-Bob

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Emil Velez
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Install the OS with VXVM and mirror the boot disk and pull one of the disks.

VXVM allows you to mirror the boot disk without a additional license.
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Peter Jahn
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Zygmunt Krawczyk's solution seems to be the most suitable without additional costs. CIFS client is already configured and I just do not want to buy an additional disk.
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Peter Jahn
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If I buy a DVD-burner for the c8000 is it then possible to create a backup from which I can recover? Is it possible to span a backup image over several DVD's with ignite-UX? E.g with /opt/ignite/data/scripts/make_sys_image
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Dennis Handly
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>Is it possible to span a backup image over several DVDs with ignite-UX?

You just want to store off the system with ignite, not all of your data. Hopefully that will fix on just one.
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V. Nyga
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Hi,

you also can buy a (best option: identical size and type, else a bigger one) disk and copy all with dd-command. A bigger disk will loose its additional space.
This will copy any bit one by one.
Then store it at a save place.

HTH
V.
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Peter Jahn
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Since the c8000 also supports IDE-disks this would be a real cheap solution. Thanks for your hint with dd.
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V. Nyga
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Please test the ide after dd - really everything is copied 1:1, all disk informations, driver, settings.
Also the c8000 boots from ide-dvd-drive I don't know how it will handle a ide root disk.
Of course it can work, but I haven't tested it.

V.
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Peter Jahn
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I'll test and report this. Thanks.
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Peter Jahn
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Works with ide harddrive and dd like a charm. Booting from ide works too. THANKS!
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Peter Jahn
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