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Old 06-16-2008, 04:54 AM   #1
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fdisk on proliant machines?


Hi guys,

I'm working on a few Compaq Prolient DL360's and 380's

I've been tasked with writing a backup and restoer procedure. However, I cannot seem to get fdisk -l to diplay anything.

The systems are up an working and I was looking for this information so I know what I'm working with.

Does anyone know how to get fdisk working or how I can get this information another way?


Thanks in anticipation.

Stin
 
Old 06-16-2008, 02:08 PM   #2
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I split your post out of the original thread. No need to
re-animate a 2 year old unrelated corpse for this ;}

And as which user were you running fdisk? root?
Also: why do you think you need to run fdisk for
a back-up procedure?


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Old 06-16-2008, 03:08 PM   #3
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Yeah, you can get the same info about current mounts and partitions simply from the command mount. Or just take a look at your fstab file to know what you might want to backup.
 
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fdisk works fine as root on my DL360.

you can use the cciss_vol_status utility to view information about the drives in the array. although that wouldn't really be useful for your backup plan, it's still nice to be able to check the health status of the drives..
 
Old 06-16-2008, 07:05 PM   #5
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I split your post out of the original thread. No need to
re-animate a 2 year old unrelated corpse for this ;}

And as which user were you running fdisk? root?
Also: why do you think you need to run fdisk for
a back-up procedure?


Cheers,
Tink

Thanks for the split

If i run fdisk -l as a normal user, I get an error: 'Command Not Found'
If I run fdisk -l as root, I get no output, just a split second pause and then back to the prompt. No output at all.

If I do fdisk /dev/ida/c0d0 then 'p' I get the output I would have expected from fdisk -l.

I'm looking for the block start and end information to be able to rebuild/replace the disk in case of a failure.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 07:07 PM   #6
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fdisk works fine as root on my DL360.

you can use the cciss_vol_status utility to view information about the drives in the array. although that wouldn't really be useful for your backup plan, it's still nice to be able to check the health status of the drives..
Its all usefull information. Thanks for the link
 
  


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