Daring to challenge the will of the almighty Leviam00se, Gary Fu
: My Indigo 2 with IRIX 5.3 system have problem to use rcp or ftp to
: copy certain binary files from other SGI systems. These problems
: happened after I installed AND removed some patches (2292,2216,2064).
: I had a full backup tape on root disk before those patches installed
: and removed. Can I just restore the os using the backup tape ?
: there anything I need to worry about when I'm doing this ?
Yes. You can't restore the root filesystem while you're running from it.
Chaos would ensue. Processes would die, active /dev nodes would be
overwritten, the restore would likely crash halfway through leaving you
with an unbootable system, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!
To restore a backup of the root filesystem, you must first boot from
the miniroot on the IRIX 5.3 CD. This assumes of course that you have
a CD-ROM drive on your Indigo2. If you don't have a CD-ROM drive on
the Indigo2 itself, you can still load the miniroot over the network
from another SGI system that does have a CD-ROM drive. Once you have
the miniroot loaded, shell out of 'inst' with the 'sh' command and _then_
restore the backup tape of the root filesystem.
Verify the backup first though. :)
-Bill Paul (212) 854-6020 | System Manager, Master of Unix-Fu
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