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Outstanding Contributor.. Vince Laurent Outstanding Contributor..
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Backing up DP to upgrade DP when DP is your backup tool

What do folks do to backup an exisiting working DP environment before an upgrade?  we are on 8.1 and I would like to move to 9.x,.  I have installed 8.x on another system for testing and the upgrade went OK but now it has come time for the productive environment.  I am open to ideas.

CM/IM in on an HP-UX 11.31 system. 

Thanks

Vince

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Honored Contributor.. Marcos_A_DP Honored Contributor..
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Re: Backing up DP to upgrade DP when DP is your backup tool

Hey Vince,

I would suggest:

 * Do an IDB backup just prior the installation

 * Just before the installation stop DP services (/opt/omni/sbin/ ./omnisv -stop) then look for any DP stuck services (ps -ef | grep omni) then if any process is shown kill it. This will prevent issues within the IDB migration/allocation process that could lead to a failure....

 * It is not a bad idea to check your IDB for corruption (/opt/omni/sbin/   ./omnidbcheck -extended)

 * also if you have the available space do a security copy (with services down) of the omni directories: 

/opt/omni/

/etc/opt/omni

/var/opt/omni

 * finally you may check if you have enough available space in the mountpoints mentioned above (bdf).

 

Marcos A.
SW Support Technical Consultant
San Jose, Costa Rica
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Absent Member.. Stewart_Macleod Absent Member..
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Re: Backing up DP to upgrade DP when DP is your backup tool

Stop DP on the HP-UX Cell Manager.
Then make a backup of the HP-UX Cell Manager system using HP-UX Ignite ?

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Absent Member.. svollrat Absent Member..
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Re: Backing up DP to upgrade DP when DP is your backup tool

Make a regular IDB-Backup and copy the obrindex.dat to another System and have the Installsources for the current Software-Version accessible.

Stop DP and make a Copy of the whole thing, Binaries (/opt/omni), Configs (etc/opt/omni) and DB (var/opt/omni) to a separate disk/share

Listing out the Directory-Structure and the Device-Config (omnidownload) and have that somewhere in plain text might also help in worst case

That way you can roll back the Install and copy back the old stuff and it should work without much effort, if that would fail you can fall back to doing clean install and use the recovery-file to restore the IDB-Backup and be back where you started.

Ignite-Image as a third way back is also an option

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