HPUX mounting problems

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers HPUX mounting problems
# 1  
Old 10-03-2001
CPU & Memory HPUX mounting problems

Hi all

We are using two HPUX servers one C-class and one K-class....

But only one of this server has tape drive......and to back up the filesystem in the othe server i need to mount the file systems on the server having tape device....But i don't know how to mount the file system of one server on an another server..

Please help me regarding this..

# 2  
Old 10-03-2001
Well, you got some options

And there are more than I have space for here, but your usual suspects are:

NFS mounts and shares

SMB, this is not something I've done much of...

"r" services, rcp, etc.

scp, the secure answer to the above...

I'll cover the NFS stuff quick, a "man -k nfs" will help here as well...
First, you have to share the areas you want to mount. You have to have RPC running to do this (usually on by default), then you have to export the filesystems. You can do this in a number of ways, I think that Hp uses "exportfs" as the way to do this, read the man page on it, it is a little confusing, but similar toa "mount" command.

Now, you have to mount this as an NFS vol from the other system. This is much easier, usually you just do a
mount -F nfs -o (options here) host:/file/system/name

NFS has some strange things, and it depends on RPC and the share being registered with the RPCBIND deal and you can lose mounts and have stale filehandles on the box mounting the share, etc. If you are just going to mount for the short period of time that you do the backup, then this may be ok, but if you want to leave these mounted constantly, I would look to something that can better discern who is mounting the filesystems (you can make the share specific to a host, but I believe that this is checked via ip, and is not trustworthy).

You could use rcp, but that entails opening the port and using RPC to auth your rcp-ing processes, this is an open hole on a system. I would suggest against this.

You could use scp to cp teh data over to the tape box and then tape and delete. This has encryption end to end, and is also verified via keys held on the boxes. It can be broken but is much less likely to be.

Now, if you are not connected to the outside world, and you really don't mind security, any of these will work, but I would suggest looking for a secure solution to send data over the wire, woth checksums, if possible, if you are exposed at all to a network that "could" be dirty.

HTH some,

Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

9 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting


I have a big confusion in mounting........so please tell me whats the exact meaning of it nd do other os have this concept or not? (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: Mac91
8 Replies

2. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Problems with udev & mounting fat32 usb storage

I have been trying to get USB storage devices to auto-mount themselves under "/media/usb/<dev>" but have been running into some problems with udev (on FC7, btw... running udevd v.106) Every time I put in a FAT (not 32) USB stick, udev identifies it as "USB storage", identifies the partition and... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: jjinno
3 Replies

3. HP-UX

pwage-hpux-T for Trusted HPUX servers

I'm sharing this in case anybody needs it. Modified from the original solaris pwage script. This modified hpux script will check /etc/password file on hpux trusted systems search /tcb and grep the required u_succhg field. Calculate days to expiry and notify users via email. original solaris... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: sparcguy
2 Replies

4. HP-UX

Having problem with mounting in HPUX

Hi Gurus, I'm using HP-UX B.11.23 system. I've been having some problem in mounting a filesystem that has been defined in /etc/fstab as shown below. fstab entries: /dev/vgsap/ora10264 /oracle/PRD/102_64 vxfs rw,suid,nolargefiles,delaylog,datainlog 0 2 /dev/vgsap/orasapreog... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: superHonda123
2 Replies

5. Filesystems, Disks and Memory


I generally use mount many times to mount an iso image or as a bind between directories or mounting a squash file system. Y does one require root permission to do a mount --bind between two of his own directories or just mount an iso/squash image in directory he owns? Also I wish mount had an... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: bbala
0 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

Need Script to Use CPUs on a HPUX server to simulate Workload Manager on HPUX.

I am running HPUX and using WLM (workload manager). I want to write a script to fork CPUs to basically take CPUs from other servers to show that the communication is working and CPU licensing is working. Basically, I want to build a script that will use up CPU on a server. Any ideas? (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: cpolikowsky
2 Replies

7. BSD


Hi I mounted disk which have two partition C: , D: ( i am not sure if both partition have same file system) with this commad: mount -t msdosfs /dev/ad2s1 /mnt/windows but this is mounted only first partition with fat file system. ( in windows XP C: ) How can i mount another partition... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: sniper007
2 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

CD mounting problems with linux

Hi guys I'm a newbie with linux i recently installed mandrake linux 10.0 double boot(win 98se) on a pIII 300mhz 128mb ram PC I have a standard cd rom and for some reason, linux refuses to mount the CD drive it worked perfectly for the first cople of monthes and than suddenly it didn't it... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: bentzi
0 Replies

9. Filesystems, Disks and Memory


Hi everyone, this is the first time I have ever properly used Linux - I run Red Hat Linux 8. I have two hardrives, my main 80gig, and my "extra" 15gig, I would like to be able to gain access to my 15gig and view the files. I know to view files on a floppy disk or a cd you need to mount the... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: mo0ness
1 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question