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BMR restoration on different disk

Created: 02 Oct 2012 | 14 comments

Hi Folks,

I have solaris client 9 and my two hard disk got failled.I want to restore using BMR to new disks.Please let us knwo below procedure have to follow or PRT is enough?

1)Prepare to discover is required for new hard disk?

2)initialization and mapping is required for new harddisk using new configuration?

3)Finally PRT ?

Thanks,

Susi.S

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susindran.suruli's picture

Hi All,

I went through document and i could see if its new hard disk we should go for Prepare to discover option and  after i have discoved in console.I am trying to boot from srt cdrom...But getting below error.

boot: cannot open kernel/sparcv9/unix.

I have created srt without any issue and writen in cd aswell.But dont no what need to install..

Please find the below for my iso image files after mounted to different server.

$  cd  /mnt/
$ ls
server.info  Solaris_9
$
 
 
$ cd  /mnt/Solaris_9
$ ls
Tools
$ cd Too*
$ ls
Boot
$ cd *
$ ls -lart
total 36
drwxr-xr-x   3 root     sys        10240 Sep 21 18:58 sbin
drwxr-xr-x   3 root     root        2048 Sep 28 01:44 ..
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root        2048 Sep 28 01:44 etc
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root        2048 Sep 28 01:44 bmr
drwxr-xr-x   5 root     root        2048 Sep 28 01:44 .
 
$ pwd
/mnt/Solaris_9/Tools/Boot/sbin..
 
 
 
susindran.suruli's picture

I could see my network based SRT below files but my hardward is Sun-Fire V440.You mean we have to install this Sun-Fire V440 inside the SRT with use of 5.  Modify an existing Shared Resource Tree option in ./bmrsrtadm ?

If yes.How we can download Sun-Fire V440 packages?

$ ls -ld SUNW,Sun-Fire*

drwxr-xr-x   3 root     sys          512 Apr 15  2002 SUNW,Sun-Fire
drwxr-xr-x   4 root     sys          512 Apr 15  2002 SUNW,Sun-Fire-15000
drwxr-xr-x   3 root     sys          512 Apr 15  2002 SUNW,Sun-Fire-280R
drwxr-xr-x   3 root     sys          512 Apr 15  2002 SUNW,Sun-Fire-480R
drwxr-xr-x   3 root     sys          512 Apr 15  2002 SUNW,Sun-Fire-880
$ pwd
/export/srt/soalris_9/Solaris_9/Tools/Boot/platform
$
 
As per my knowledge it should search in below path?
 
$ pwd
/export/srt/soalris_9/Solaris_9/Tools/Boot/platform/sun4u/kernel/sparcv9
$ ls -lart
total 6100
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     sys       801736 Apr  6  2002 unix
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     sys      2294616 Apr  6  2002 genunix
drwxr-xr-x   9 root     sys          512 Apr 15  2002 ..
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     sys          512 Apr 15  2002 .
 
 
My question is in where is all files got missed while creating CD based image with use of existing SRT...???
 
 
 
 
 
susindran.suruli's picture

I think we need to tranfer from boot server to windows desktop for writing iso image in binary format.I have transfered with normal one.PLease let us know thats case for issue????

Yasuhisa Ishikawa's picture

How abount recreating SRT using latest update release CD?
Or, as in thread Nathan pointed, apply recommended patch cluster to SRT.

Authorized Symantec Consultant(ASC) Data Protection in Tokyo, Japan

susindran.suruli's picture

Hi Yasuhusa,

Thing is there is no files under iso image..I never created iso based SRT.Please find the below update to mandar.Let us know onlt those files will come while creating cd based SRT???

mandar_khanolkar's picture

You can copy SRT ISO on windows on write to a CD/DVD.

thanks.

mandar

susindran.suruli's picture

Hi Mandar,

I have did same thing but iso image not having most of the data...Please find the below for iso image after mount...

We have created iso image from existing SRT but my SRT having all the data but dont no why its creating like below....

ISO image SRT:-

# cd /mnt
# ls -lart
total 11
drwxr-xr-x  32 root     root        1024 Sep 28 01:05 ..
drwxr-xr-x   3 root     root        2048 Sep 28 01:44 Solaris_9
-r-xr-xr-x   1 root     root          88 Sep 28 01:44 server.info
dr-xr-xr-x   2 root     sys         2048 Sep 28 01:44 .
# cd Solaris_9
# ls
Tools
# cd *
# ls
Boot
# cd *
# ls
bmr   etc   sbin
# ls -lart
total 36
drwxr-xr-x   3 root     sys        10240 Sep 21 18:58 sbin
drwxr-xr-x   3 root     root        2048 Sep 28 01:44 ..
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root        2048 Sep 28 01:44 etc
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root        2048 Sep 28 01:44 bmr
drwxr-xr-x   5 root     root        2048 Sep 28 01:44 .
# cd bmr
# ls -lart
total 6304
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     3223552 Sep 28 01:44 vxvm.tar
drwxr-xr-x   5 root     root        2048 Sep 28 01:44 ..
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root        2048 Sep 28 01:44 .
#
 
Below is my base SRT and i have created bootable cd SRT with use of this.Where is missing all the directory under Boot after creaded iso based SRT.
 
bash-3.00# cd /export
bash-3.00# ls
srt
bash-3.00# cd srt
bash-3.00# ls
soalris_9  srtiso
bash-3.00# cd ../soalris_9
bash-3.00# ls -lart
total 18
-r--r--r--   1 root     root         462 Sep 21 02:31 .slicemapfile
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root         512 Sep 21 02:31 .install_config
drwxr-xr-x   4 root     root         512 Sep 21 02:31 Solaris_9
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root           0 Sep 21 02:31 .cdtoc
drwxr-xr-x   4 root     root         512 Sep 21 02:52 .
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root        1967 Sep 21 18:58 srtData.xml
-r--r--r--   1 root     root         950 Sep 21 18:58 srtData.txt
-r-xr-xr-x   1 root     root          88 Sep 21 18:58 server.info
drwxr-xr-x   4 root     root         512 Sep 21 20:01 ..
bash-3.00# cd Solaris_9
bash-3.00# ls
Product  Tools
bash-3.00# cd Too*
bash-3.00# ls
add_install_client    dial                  setup_install_server
Boot                  rm_install_client
bash-3.00# cd Boot*
bash-3.00# ls
a                 etc               opt               usr
bin               fakeroot          platform          utilityFunctions
bmr               kernel            proc              var
cdrom             lib               reconfigure       webstart
dev               mnt               sbin
devices           netmask           tmp
bash-3.00#
 
 
 
 
susindran.suruli's picture

Hi Mandar,

While creating cd based SRT its asked for below option and i have inserted solaris 1 of 2 OS cd...I think we have to copy SRT image to new cd and have to insert?

Could you please confirm..I have inserted again soalris 9 OS cd while creating cd based SRT with use of existing SRT>

This from our document :-

You must have the Solaris installation media (Software 1 of 2) that created the
SRT you copy to the CD/DVD. You must enter the device name that contains the
installation media
mandar_khanolkar's picture

Once you have general SRT prepared i.e. with option 1. create SRT; then you do not require OS media again in order to create ISO image for the same.

ISO creation (bmrsrtadm menu option 2) will ask you existing srt name for which ISO to be created. You do not require OS CD again.

thanks.

mandar

susindran.suruli's picture

Hi Mandar,

For me asking OS CD again for creating cd based SRT.Please find the below for details..I dont why its asking for cd again..???

$ sudo ./bmrsrtadm
 
Select one of the following options:
 
    1.  Create a new Shared Resource Tree.
    2.  Create a new CD image based Shared Resource Tree.
    3.  Copy an existing Shared Resource Tree to a new location.
    4.  Import a Shared Resource Tree.
    5.  Modify an existing Shared Resource Tree.
    6.  Delete an existing Shared Resource Tree.
    7.  List Shared Resource Trees available on this server.
    8.  Quit.
 
Enter your selection (1-8) [1] : 7
 
Name            State Type Path                                  Description
--------------- ----- ---- ------------------------------------- -------------------------
soalris_9       READY NFS  /export/srt/soalris_9                 soalris_9_all
 
 
Select one of the following options:
 
    1.  Create a new Shared Resource Tree.
    2.  Create a new CD image based Shared Resource Tree.
    3.  Copy an existing Shared Resource Tree to a new location.
    4.  Import a Shared Resource Tree.
    5.  Modify an existing Shared Resource Tree.
    6.  Delete an existing Shared Resource Tree.
    7.  List Shared Resource Trees available on this server.
    8.  Quit.
 
Enter your selection (1-8) [1] : 2
Enter the name of an existing SRT : soalris_9
Enter the name of the new SRT to create : soalris_9x
Enter the description of the new SRT [soalris_9_all] : cd_image_soalris_9_all
Enter the directory in which to place the new SRT CD image [/Srt_vvxm_4.1/srt] :  /export/srt/
That directory does not exist. Do you want to create it? (y/n) : n
Enter the directory in which to place the new SRT CD image [/Srt_vvxm_4.1/srt] : /export/srt/
Enter the CDROM device name [/dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2] :
Please insert Solaris 9 media into the CDROM/DVDROM drive.
Press ENTER when ready (or CTRL-C to quit)... :
Inserted media is not of Solaris 9.
Do you want to try another device? (y/n) [y] :
 
mandar_khanolkar's picture

Ohhh i got it. It requires only Solaris 9 to configure boot image in ISO. For later Solaris releases this CD requirement is not there while creating ISO SRT.

Here bmrsrtadm is failing to detect Solaris_9 CD. Is the media put in the driver is correct? Also i believe "dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2" path is CDROM on your machine.

THanks.

Mandar

susindran.suruli's picture

Hi Mandar,

Exactly i am followed the steps first time while creating ISO based image and created successfully.After that i have started testing and got the error of below after gived 

ok > boot cdrom

boot: cannot open kernel/sparcv9/unix. 

I saw some post they rectified after installed recommanded cluster 9 patchin the ISO image...Shall i do the same?

Thanks,
Susi.S

mandar_khanolkar's picture

Try doing that but i suspect this is something different.

This error tells me that solaris kernel is not configured correctly in the SRT ISO image.

thanks.

mandar