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Old 03-05-2002
Question Full Unix Backup

I would like to know if I can do a full system back up on my HP Unix Machine. If so, What is the syntax to do this or where can I find this information at? Also, is it possible to make this tape bootable so that I can easily do a full system restore? Any information on this would be appreciated!!!

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Old 03-05-2002
Check out the man pages for dump, rdump, and restore. I don't believe you can boot from the tape but would have to boot from a cdrom to single user and then you should have the commands to do the restore.

You can find more information at docs.hp.com. Do a search from there on full backup.
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Old 03-05-2002
One other thing to think about is, if you're LVM/VG, you should look into, I think it's called vgbackup, so that on a restore, you can recreate your logical volumes. -mk
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Old 03-05-2002
HP-UX has a proprietary scheme for backups in addition to the standard UNIX utilities. This scheme includes the fbackup and frecover commands. The basic syntax of the fbackup command is:

# fbackup -f Device [0-9] [-u] [-i path] [-e path] [-g graph]

fbackup does not by default write to standard output, the -f option is not optional. Device can be a file, device file, or a remote device file. A remote device file takes the form machine:/dev/device_name. You can specify - as the device to have fbackup write to standard output. The [0-9] option provides for incremental backups an n level backup includes all files modified since the last n - 1 level backup. The -i, -e, and -g options provide a means of specifying which portions of a file system you want backed up. . fbackup allows you to include a file system with the -i option and exclude portions of it with the -e option. For example:

# fbackup -f /dev/rmt/c201d3m 0 -i /usr -e /usr/tmp

If you cant seems to use this commands try frecover.
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Old 03-06-2002
Use "sam". You can do full backups, and scheduled backup via the sam interface.

(BTW, it uses fbackup to backup the files...)
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Old 03-07-2002
Also, you can use vgcfgbackup and vgcfgrestore to back up and restore LVM configuration information for volume groups.
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