[Veritas-bu] OS restore

2002-04-29 12:51:25
Subject: [Veritas-bu] OS restore
From: larry.kingery AT veritas DOT com (Larry Kingery)
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 12:51:25 -0400 (EDT)
Note that your partition layout must remain the same in certain ways.  

For example, a Solaris box here has /bin/sh and /usr/bin/sh as the
same inode (/ and /usr are on the same filesystem).  If I tried to
create a new boot disk with / and /usr on different filesystems, I
couldn't restore properly onto that, since NBU would be unable to make
a hard link across filesystems.

Also, if you're mounting the root disk on an alternate client at an
alternate mount point you need to turn rename hard links on and rename
softlinks off.  And you need to make the disk bootable; the following
is from an old email from Rob Worman on the list:

"FYI, the Solaris way to make a disk bootable (i.e. install the boot 
blocks) is to run the following command:

installboot /usr/platform/`uname -i`/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk $device

where $device is the root partition raw slice, e.g. /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0"

P.S.  Check out BMR

Xu, Ying writes:
> Hi, gurus,
> did anyone successfully restore OS?  I had hard time restore hard links.  I
> want to restore to an alternative client.  but, no matter whether 'rename
> hard links'is checked or not, hard links were not restored properly.  So I
> was not able to boot from restored OS.  Did I miss something?
> thanks.
> Ying
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Larry Kingery 
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