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Old 08-05-2009
FLAR Tape Backup/Restore

I have a T2000 server that is JumpStarted with Solaris 10 from the JumpStart server. Host name and IP address is changed after that. Then we backup the server using FLAR to tape:

root.damas# date; flarcreate -c -t -n "Sol10_cairo_image" -a "engineering@starsolutions.com" -R / /dev/rmt/0n ; date
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 11:14:16 AM PDT
WARNING: hash generation disabled when using tape (-t)
Full Flash
Checking integrity...
Integrity OK.
Running precreation scripts...
Precreation scripts done.
Determining the size of the archive...
cpio: File size of "etc/mnttab" has decreased by 138
8146997 blocks
1 error(s)
The archive will be approximately 2.09GB.
Creating the archive...
8146997 blocks
Archive creation complete.
Running postcreation scripts...
Postcreation scripts done.

Running pre-exit scripts...
Pre-exit scripts done.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 12:08:44 PM PDT

Then attempted to restore from the tape by booting from Solairs 10 DVD, going through the menu choosing "F4_Flash" in the "Solaris Interactive Installation" window, then choose "Local Tape", specifying the device etc. Once this is complete, surprisingly the system comes back with the original hostname and IP address that was used by the JumpStart server. Where it is getting these from? The server is supposed to be recovered to the same status it was on right before the backup!
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Old 08-06-2009
is the jumpstart server still active and has the information about the machine? if so, thats the source where the ip and hostname is coming from...

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Old 08-06-2009
Thanks for the response! Yes, the JumpStart server was still active at the time. When Attempted to do the restore while the JumpStart server was inactive, we did not get the "Solaris Interactive Installation" menu so "F4_Flash" can be chosen; instead, another menu (for frash install from disk) started; asking for langauge, locales, etc.

How do we restore from tape (FLAR) without the JumpStart server (and its influence)?

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