Question for the HPUX guys

From: Paul Thompson <>
Date: Wed Feb 7 16:10:58 2001

Here is more information on the copyutil from the HP web site.
I got the impression from a different article that it only works on the
8xx servers, but not on the 7xx workstations. You should be OK on your

Problem Description

How do I use copyutil to create an image of my disk on tape?

Configuration Info

Operating System - HP-UX 10.0
Hardware System - K200


To create an image of your disk on tape using copyutil,
do the following:

1. Insert the support media into the drive.

2. To execute COPYUTIL, boot to ISL, then type:

          ISL> ode copyutil

This gives you a copyright screen and then you get a ISL-CMD

3. At the prompt, type:

          ISL-CMD> copyutil

This gives you another copywrite screen and then scans the
system's io bus.

4. When you get a COPYUTIL prompt, you can type:


for a list of options, or just type:

          COPYUTIL> backup

This will prompt you to select the disk to backup and the
tape that will be written to.

5. After the backup is made, you will come back to a COPYUTIL
prompt, you can type EXIT here.

6. To recover from tape, get back to the COPYUTIL prompt
following the above steps. then type:

          COPYUTIL> restore

This will prompt you to select the tape device and the disk
to restore to.

For more detailed information please order the Support Media
User's Manual, HP part number 92453-90010.

On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Steve Robertson wrote:

> >There is a ODE (offline diagnostic env) program called COPYUTIL
> I'm not familiar with COPYUTIL and don't recall seeing in on the 10.20 CD.
> I'll have another look.
> I've already made a TAR of the entire file system onto tape so, it should be
> possible to recover almost any files that might get hosed. Of course in
> order to UN-TAR those files, the system has got to be up and running.
> Unfortunately, HPUX does not support IGNITE and from what I can tell, the
> 8.0 version of SAM won't allow me to create a bootable disk.
> I have searched and there's lots of info for 10.20 and 11.00
> but, nothing that goes back to 8.0.
> OK... Here's another possibility...
> What if I make a bootable disk using IGNITE 10.20 (I have a second 832
> running 10.20), mount the disk, and then UN-TAR everything from tape on to
> that disk?
> NOTE: The biggest reason for not upgrading to 10.20 is that I don't have the
> ANSI C compiler for 10.20. There's plenty of downloadable software available
> but, virtually none of it will run without compiling first. It's a real
> catch-22 situation. You gotta have the C compiler in order to compile a C
> compiler like GCC. If I'm not mistaken, HP lists the compiler for $1595.
> I do have the ANSI C compiler for 8.0 so, it's a lot easier to get software
> to run on that box.
> Anyone know of an alternate source for the compiler?
> Thanks Steve,
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