HP/UX Setuup Info

I got a HP/UX box, I need to find out some info about the hardware and Software on this machine.
Drives (Space/usage)
Installed software packages.
And just about any other configuration info you care to mention.

I would like to upgrade this box (by throwing it out).
What are the steps to migrate the ALL data including software packages across to a newer platform.
Any help/pointers greatly appreciated.
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uname -a
df -k
There are also a few files in the /proc directory that will have some information on the cpu/version/stat/and other things about your box.
rickyrAuthor Commented:
Can anyone asses the speed/performance of my system, its a
HP-UX B.10.20 C 9000/826 128Mb RAM.
If there is anything else you need to know, ask.
I need to find a reasonably priced second hand replacement
for this box that will run faster and still run when I've restored
the currrent filesystems to the replacement box.
Could you suggest what hardware to buy and do you know suppliers of such, in the UK? and what should be a reasonable price.
Whats the 9000/826 mean?
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I assume you got all the h/w & o/s info you originally asked for from ahoffmans comment. I personally think the HP9000 Series 800 are wonderful as multiuser systems for number crunching apps or as a fileserver, but if you want it to be a graphics workstation - yeuch.

Data migration is easy enough: Identify the data directories, back them up with the appropriate tools (e.g. tar or backup tools supplied with a database) & restore onto the new box.

Migrating software: Tedious unless you have the installation media, but you may be able to dump them to tape and restore them if they are self contained in a subdirectory of, e.g. /usr/bin; Most apps will create files in other filesystems and may modify the kernel tho'. Do "swlist" to get a list of the packages on your system.

Report back on what you found from ahoffmans tips & how the system is to be used - you could save yourself days of work & thousands of pounds by tweaking the system or doing a "cheap" memory memory upgrade.

Consider keeping the old box as an NFS server to the new one, to save buying extortionately priced HP disks.

UK suppliers:
rickyrAuthor Commented:
HPUX B 10.20 C 9000/826
E45, 80Mhz, PA7100LC.
128Mb RAM, HD=3x1Gb, 1x3Gb scsi.

The database is an MIS system, I don't think it uses raw
devices or anything. Will I have to worry about links?.
Will I have major/minor device numbers to worry about like in Solaris?

Thanks for taking the time to do all that typing!

You could upgrade the processor to an E55, but the E class isn't supported by HPUX 11, so I would suggest looking at a D320 (200MHz?) , which also gives you plenty of upgradeability, as the minimum.

128Mb memory may not be enough for your users - Is the system paging/swapping processes a lot? That always kills performance. Try running sar logging to identify the bottlenecks.

Regarding moving the apps/data, if you don't have the installation media then links could be a nuisance. If you set up the same filesystem names on the new box as on the old you can simplify the move.

You only need major/minor device numbers when building the box or adding new hardware & you can do it all thru sam (including creating the filesystems) so it's all ready for when you move the apps/data.
rickyrAuthor Commented:
Whats the TPM's all about? Is this a reasonable way of measuring speed?
I think tfewster can come back with an answer here, and we'll wrap this up.
Thanks everyone.
Transactions Per Minute ratings are more useful than MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second or Meaningless Indicators of Performance Statistics) and Mhz ratings, in that they try to measure "real" work.  

I'd say your MIS database was similar enough to the benchmark applications for the TPM ratings to give you a reasonable idea of how your system will perform on a given box, if you have the TPM ratings for an E45 as a baseline.

Hope you got what you were looking for


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rickyrAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your input, I gave you an extra hundred along with an A grade.
You've been very helpful. The TPM rating for an E45 is 550, so the K series HP box we've spec'd at 5000+ tpm should do nicely.
Thanks again Tim, and to ahoffmann and UnixGuru.
rickyrAuthor Commented:
Noticed that the value of this Q is only 10 points, let me know if you didn't get the full "A" rate for a 200 point question.
BTW: you payed 100, rickyr,
after accepting (grading), anyone else have to pay 10
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