Boot from Magstar MP

Boot from Magstar MP

Post by Denny Hardia » Fri, 29 Jan 1999 04:00:00



Hi AIXers,
Can I boot RS/6000 from 3570 Magstar MP tape instead of vanilla 8 mm
tape ?
Thanks.

Denny

 
 
 

Boot from Magstar MP

Post by Alan Hamilt » Thu, 04 Feb 1999 04:00:00




Quote:>Hi AIXers,
>Can I boot RS/6000 from 3570 Magstar MP tape instead of vanilla 8 mm
>tape ?
>Thanks.

Nope, sorry.

 
 
 

Boot from Magstar MP

Post by Peter Bjoe » Thu, 04 Feb 1999 04:00:00


On Wed, 03 Feb 1999 04:05:25 GMT a carbon-based biped by the name of




>>Can I boot RS/6000 from 3570 Magstar MP tape instead of vanilla 8 mm
>>tape ?

>Nope, sorry.

Yes you can, I have booted an E20/E30 from a 3570 Magstar tape and restored
rootvg from that tape on several occations ....

Regards

Peter

 
 
 

Boot from Magstar MP

Post by Yves Mori » Fri, 05 Feb 1999 04:00:00


HI!!

Yes you can boot from Magstar or Magstar MP ....

IF YOUR RS/6000 has a POWER2 CPU or newer

actually the CPU has nothing to do with the problem

it is only the firmware on pre POWER2  motherboards did NOT support booting
from
a diferential device. :-)

That's the truth only the truth ...

We learned it the hard way ... at a Disaster recovery test  :-(

Need I say we failed the test.

Yves Morin
Aix system Administrator
Standardlife Canada


> On Wed, 03 Feb 1999 04:05:25 GMT a carbon-based biped by the name of



> >>Can I boot RS/6000 from 3570 Magstar MP tape instead of vanilla 8 mm
> >>tape ?

> >Nope, sorry.

> Yes you can, I have booted an E20/E30 from a 3570 Magstar tape and restored
> rootvg from that tape on several occations ....

> Regards

> Peter

--
Yves Morin
UNIX System Administrator




If you need a menu driven interface to do system administration
you probably shouldn't be doing system administration.

I gathered I wasn't very well liked.  Somehow, the feeling pleased me.

 
 
 

Boot from Magstar MP

Post by Norman Lev » Sun, 07 Feb 1999 04:00:00



> If you need a menu driven interface to do system administration
> you probably shouldn't be doing system administration.

> I gathered I wasn't very well liked.  Somehow, the feeling pleased me.

I don't think it was you that wasn't liked - it was your
after shave ' sniff of snob ' that was in disfavor.
--
Norman Levin
vm/dynAmIX inc.
 
 
 

Boot from Magstar MP

Post by Alan Hamilt » Tue, 09 Feb 1999 04:00:00




Quote:>HI!!

>Yes you can boot from Magstar or Magstar MP ....

>IF YOUR RS/6000 has a POWER2 CPU or newer

>actually the CPU has nothing to do with the problem

>it is only the firmware on pre POWER2  motherboards did NOT support booting
>from
>a diferential device. :-)

>That's the truth only the truth ...

>We learned it the hard way ... at a Disaster recovery test  :-(

>Need I say we failed the test.

Oh, that's it.  You're right, I had tried (and failed) on an older
machine.