Question for the HPUX guys

From: Stan Sieler <>
Date: Thu Feb 8 15:32:43 2001


> Before I screw up anything (which is inevitable), I really need to make a
> recovery tape. Question: How can I make a COMPLETE backup of the system?

Ah..if you wanted to do that, you'd have got an HP 3000 instead of an
HP 9000 :)

Seriously, the whole-disk-copy method is probably the best for an 8.x system.

Re: copyutil. I don't think ODE existed back in 8.0, so "ode copyutil" probably
won't work.

My recommendations:

   1) dd to a spare disk drive

   2) dd to a DDS (aka "DAT") (so there are no reel changes to worry about)

   3) dd (somehow) to 9-track tape ... worrying about reel changes.

The restoration from #1 is trivial...just boot from that drive.

For #2, you'd boot to the tape-based or CD-based HP-UX that you probably
have ("support" tape or "support" CD), and then run "dd" to bring back the data.

All three would allow you to restore to the original drive *or* a larger drive
(if necessary).

Stan Sieler
Received on Thu Feb 08 2001 - 15:32:43 GMT

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