Backing up HMC Data

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Backing up HMC Data

Post by Nicki on Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:10 am

Backing up critical HMC data - Using the Command Line Interface

Use the command :

bkconsdata -r dvd



Backing up partition profile data - Using the Command Line Interface

Use the command:-

bkprofdata -m <MTMS> -f dvd

where <MTMS> is the machine type and serial number of the managed system.



Backing up critical HMC data - Using the GUI (WebSM) Interface

Describes how to back up important console information to DVD, a remote system mounted to the HMC file system (such as NFS), or a remote site through FTP.

Using the HMC, you can back up all important data, such as the following:

User-preference files
User information
HMC platform-configuration files
HMC log files
HMC updates via Install Corrective Service

Note: The archived data should be used only in conjunction with a reinstallation of the HMC from the product CDs. For information about how to reinstall the HMC, see Reinstalling the HMC machine code.
The Backup function saves the HMC data stored on the HMC hard disk to DVD, a remote system mounted to the HMC file system (such as NFS), or a remote site through FTP. Back up the HMC after you have made changes to the HMC or to the information associated with logical partitions.

Note: The DVD must be formatted in the DVD-RAM format before data can be saved to the DVD.
To back up the HMC, you must be a member of one of the following roles:

super administrator
operator
service representative

To back up the HMC, do the following:

1) In the Navigation area, click the Licensed Internal Code Maintenance icon.
2) In the Contents area, click the HMC Code Update icon.
3) Select Back up Critical Console Data.
4) Select an archive option. You can back up to DVD on the HMC, back up to a remote system mounted to the HMC file system (such as NFS), or a remote site through FTP.
5) Follow the instructions on the panel to back up the data.




Backing up partition profile data - Using the GUI (WebSM) Interface
Describes how to back up profile data on the HMC.

To back up partition profile data, you must be a member of one of the following roles:

super administrator
service representative

To back up partition profile data, do the following:

1) In the Contents area, select the managed system.
2) From the menu, click Selected > Profile Data > Backup.
3) Type the name you want to use for this backup file.
4) Click OK.



Checking the date & time that the last critical console data backup was performed
To display the date and time of the critical console data backup, use the lssvcevents command with the -t console option as shown below. Display the date and time when critical console data backup was performed :-


$ lssvcevents -t console -d 9999|grep 'backup of critical'

05/23/03 05:25:39 PM HSCE2062 A backup of critical console data was performed.
05/21/03 09:44:17 AM HSCE2062 A backup of critical console data was performed.
05/20/03 03:22:32 PM HSCE2062 A backup of critical console data was performed.
05/15/03 11:01:23 PM HSCE2062 A backup of critical console data was performed.
05/15/03 05:48:52 AM HSCE2062 A backup of critical console data was performed.



Checking the date & time that the last profile data backup was perfrormed
To display the date and time that the profile data backup was performed, use the lssvcevents command withthe -t console option as shown below. Display the date and time when profile data backup was performed :-


$ lssvcevents -t console -d 9999|grep 'Profile data'

05/20/03 02:44:32 PM HSCE2004 UserName hscroot Profile data of managed system ITSO_p690 has
been backup to file /var/hsc/profiles/7040-681*021768A/Theeraphong;
05/20/03 01:44:55 PM HSCE2004 UserName hscroot Profile data of managed system ITSO_p690 has
been backup to file /var/hsc/profiles/7040-681*021768A/Theeraphong;
05/20/03 12:05:41 PM HSCE2004 UserName hscroot Profile data of managed system ITSO_p690 has
been backup to file /var/hsc/profiles/7040-681*021768A/KoaTest;

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