Re: Map copies ?

1999-12-02 12:30:12
Subject: Re: Map copies ?
From: James Shanks <James_Shanks AT TIVOLI DOT COM>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 12:30:12 -0500
Supported?  Surely you jest.  I don't see how anyone could support a procedure
like this.  If your customer gets into trouble with it, he's on his own.  I hope
he takes a backup every time he does this, because no one in Support s going to
be able to fix his database if this procedure goes bad -- and that's why it
would not be supported.

I think that he seems to get away with it because he is not using a new name,
but copying his information to default, and the mapinfo.pag and mapinfo.dir
files already know where default is. But  I think it would fail if he used
a new name.   But that's just a guess and I am certainly not going to play with
this to see.

As far as a command line way to do this, there is none, of course.  Even from
the GUI you cannot copy one map into another.  You can only make a new copy.

James Shanks
Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support

Frederic Mottiat <frederic_mottiat AT BE.IBM DOT COM> on 12/02/99 10:25:16 AM

Please respond to Discussion of IBM NetView and POLYCENTER Manager on NetView

cc:    (bcc: James Shanks/Tivoli Systems)
Subject:  Map copies ?


Is there any way to create map copies without having to start the NetView GUI,
open that map to be copied, and do a "File -> Save As" ?
Right now, a customer of us is doing the following to create map copies :
- detects which is the latest map
- copy the map files the following way :
     cp -R /usr/OV/databases/openview/mapdb/map_to_copy/current/*

Apparently this is working, i.e. whenever we open the GUI with the "new" default
map, we see the content of the "map_to_copy" map.
But what about consistency of all related files (like mapinfo.pag and
mapinfo.dir) ?
Is this operation supported by Tivoli support ? If not, what is the supported
one ?

Any info welcomed !


Frederic Mottiat - IBM Global Services (PSS-SMNS)
Tivoli Implementation & Services
Email : frederic_mottiat AT be.ibm DOT com
Tel :  02/225 34 08        Gsm : +32 (0)75 388 773

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