Matthew,

Thanks so much for your nuggets of wisdom !
The comments on the CONFIG group files being on LDEV=1 are great !
The primary path is not going to change (they are all SCSI connected, and I am swapping the SCSI id's when I swap the drives).
One question, when I restore with the DIRECTORY option, does this make sure that the access rights, capabilities, limits, etc. are the same as before ? (That was why I was using BULDJOB1).

Wyell Grunwald

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From: Matthew Perdue

> To your store parameters I'd add:
> PARTIALDB;ONVS=MPEXL_SYSTEM_VOLUME_SET
> for your store tape set for the system volume set
>
> PARTIALDB;ONVS=EXTRA_EXTERNAL_VOLUME_SET
> for your store tape set for the external volume set
>
> I'd make 2 store tape sets for each volume set and verify BOTH sets with
> VSTORE
>
> I'd change the config in SYSGEN in the group CONFIG to be what you want
> *after* your move process, as the changes won't take affect until your next
> boot from the CONFIG group, which will be after you've moved discs. Unless
> of course you boot between some of your steps, or issue a DOIONOW command
> after you've changed the IO config, but you don't want to do that during
> this move process anyway.
>
> Just be sure *all* the files in your config group you intend to use are on
> LDEV 1 after the install, otherwise you'll end up with a box that boots on
> one drive (yep, LDEV 1) possibly without any other drives, and a bunch of
> directory problems.
>
> You don't need to purge all the accounts on the external volume set as the
> VSCLOSE and SCRATCHVOL processes will do this for you (well, the SCRATCHVOL
> is actually the command that will do the work, the VSCLOSE makes the
> SCRATCHVOL possible as you can't scratch an open volume set).
>
> At #10 yes, change the SCSI id's.
>
> Before #15 change the primary path in stable storage to reflect the new
> primary path you want to use. This prevents boot problems in the future when
> it's possible to forget in haste that the primary path was changed when the
> discs were changed.
>
> Step #26 not necessary.
>
> On the restore for the system volume set and external volume set specify the
> DIRECTORY option, as well as the PROGRESS option set at 3 instead of 1 - an
> update every 3 minutes is usually sufficient.
>
> When you do your restore and specify the DIRECTORY option you do not need to
> run the BULDJOB1 as the restore recreated the system directory for you. You
> should run the BULDJOB2 to take care of the udc's, unless you restored the
> COMMAND.PUB.SYS file which is where the udc assignments are kept.
>
> ---original message---
> Disk Shuffle - sounds like some sort of Adager command !
> I have a HP 3000 928RX that has 6.5 on it with the following disk
> configuration:
> 9 Gb internal drive - LDEV 1 (only 4 Gb recognized) MPEXL_SYSTEM_VOLUME_SET
> 9 Gb internal drive - LDEV 2 (all 9 Gb recognized) MPEXL_SYSTEM_VOLUME_SET
> 1.9 Gb external drive - LDEV 523 EXTRA_EXTERNAL_VOLUME_SET
> 1.9 Gb external drive - LDEV 524 EXTRA_EXTERNAL_VOLUME_SET
> I would like to go through the nasty process of switching the LDEV 1 drive
> with the LDEV 523 drive, so that I have use of the 4 Gb of space that is
> unrecognized (no, I cannot go to MPE 7.5). All drives are SCSI connected.
> Does this sound like I could do this ? Below is a sketching of the steps to
> do this - did I leave anything out ?
> 1) Make sure that all the essential files can fit on 1.9 Gb (which I think
> they will according the the OS installation manual)
> 2) Run BULDACCT @
> 3) Stop all jobs, background processes, network, etc.
> 4) STORE @.@.@;*T;DIRECTORY;SHOW to 2 separate tapes
> 5) Purge all ACCOUNTS on EXTRA_EXTERNAL_VOLUME_SET
> 6) VSCLOSE EXTRA_EXTERNAL_VOLUME_SET
> 7) VOLUTIL, SCRATCHVOL both disks in EXTRA_EXTERNAL_VOLUME_SET
> 8) SYSGEN, IO, DDEV 523, DDEV 524, HO, E, KE, TAPE (make 2 SLT tapes), E
> 9) ctrl-A SHUTDOWN, power off
> 10) physically swap the LDEV 523 disk with the LDEV 1 disk
> 11) swap the SCSI addresses on the disks in step 10 above ?
> 12) disconnect SCSI cable for external drives
> 13) boot the box from SLT tape created above in step 8
> 14) INSTALL
> 15) Reboot box from new LDEV 1 (primary path)
> 16) ISL> START NORECOVERY NOSYSSTART CONFIG=CONFG9X8 (This is so that it
> will not remember the old disk configuration)
> 17) ctrl-A, SHUTDOWN
> 18) re-attach SCSI cable for external drives
> 19) Reboot box from primary path
> 20) ISL> START NORECOVERY NOSYSTART
> 21) SYSGEN, IO, add all paths, devices back in, HO, E, KE, E
> 22) ctrl-A, SHUTDOWN
> 23) Reboot box from primary path
> 24) ISL> START NORECOVERY NOSYSSTART
> 25) VOLUTIL, NEWSET command to re-create EXTRA_EXTERNAL_VOLUME_SET
> 26) SHUTDOWN / Reboot neccessary ?
> 27) From store tape created in step 4 above, RESTORE
> *T;BULD@.PUB.SYS;SHOW;OLDDATE
> 28) OPENQ LP, STREAMS 10, Stream BULDJOB1.PUB (To re-create all accounts,
> users, groups)
> 29) From store tape created in step 4 above, RESTORE
> *T;@.@.@;SHOW;OLDDATE;KEEP;PROGRESS=1;CREATE
> 30) STREAM BULDJOB2.PUB (To re-create all udc's)
> 31) SHUTDOWN / Reboot WITH SYSSTART
> What a monumental task. Please comment if I left something out !
> Wyell Grunwald
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