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I'm moving a little A-class HP-UX box to new premises but would like to take a full system backup (in addition to my normal daily backup) prior to the move.

What is the best/simplest way of making a total system backup to tape? Do I need to take the system into single user run-level etc.....?


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Marty
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cymru_lad earned 200 total points
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Taking a full backup really depends upon your current backup tool ie for cpio could just use :

find / -print | cpio -oBcv > /dev/rmt/0m  etc

generally it is just a case of extending the directories/paths you wish to include.

Doesn't generally need to go to single user mode but wise to close any applications if present.

Have a look at downloading HP's tool 'ignite-ux'.  This allows you to create a system image of the root disk which allows quick and easy recovery in the event of a disk failure etc.  A good backup strategy is to combine this with your daily backups.

Mike
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Hi Mike,

I'd actually already found the ignite stuff and I have to agree that it does look useful.

Am doing an fbackup right now (but had worked out that a cpio, tar, ...... would also do the trick.)

Thanks for the answer though and here are the points!


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Marty
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