System: HP Netserver E200 with RedHat 7.2 and hp surestore dat 40.
Problem started as such:
1. I had to see if i could restore a folder from a backup
2. System setup by a collegue who is on holiday and hard to contact
3. I'm fairly new to linux and didn't know the server setup here prior to my visit
4. Given basic instructions by collegue to look in "webmin" for the cron jobs, identify which is the backup job, do a search on it on google to find the restore version of same command
5. Collegue 'thought' it was using 'CVH' and 'TAR'
I get onsite and i find (via webmin) the server isn't using CVH or TAR, but CPIO for its backups (cron command is "
find / / / / / -print | cpio -oa --block-size=512 --format=newc -O /dev/st0 2 > /tmp/files.err
") done a few searches and found what info i needed EXCEPT the device name of the tape drive (assumed it was /dev/st0? but it didn't work when using "cpio -itv < /dev/st0" to list files on tape)
Thought it'd be a good idea to reboot the server and see if a device name was listed upon bootup... BUT
Now displays error:"
INIT: cannot execute "etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit"
INIT: cannot execute "etc/rc.d/rc"
Reading up on this it sounds like the startup script won't run and i'll have to do some kind of repair (see: http://infocom.cqu.edu.au/Units/aut99/85321/Assessment/Emergencies/Emergencies/
Why isn't anything simple! I don't have rescue disks, but i can get some RedHat CD's from my other collegue (on his way here)
Are the instructions in the above URL accurate and will let me get the server running again? How about getting the device name for the tape drive?