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Old 05-08-2018
Using flar


I have systems running UFS and ZFS file system type, and I need to create images of them ( in HP-UX ) we call it ignite, but in my case I dont have tape drives attached to the servers. I have read about flar archives, but the do I have to create those images in single user mode or using the current run level?
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Old 05-08-2018
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Old 05-08-2018
To answer your question flash archives do not need to be created in single user mode. They can be created in multi-user mode BUT you should do that when the system is as quiet as possible, not under load.
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Old 05-09-2018
ok, so after creating a flar archive would it be possible to provision other servers with this flar file
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Old 05-09-2018
Depends what you mean by "provision"?

Flash is usually used (1) for disaster recovery and/or (2) to clone a system.

Whether recovery or cloning the new system has the same node name, ip configuration, and other configs as the original. Be aware of that.

Why don't you want to do a fresh install?
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Old 05-09-2018
what I really want is to have an image of 4 servers and keep it in another server on the network, or use one server as a template to create other installations
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Old 05-09-2018
So if this other server has enough disk space to store the capacity of the four production servers, why don't you configure a NFS share (or 4 NFS shares) on it and backup each of them over the network? Does that do what you want?
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