• Subject: RE: System Reload (was Pandemonium at Hot-sites)
  • From: "Allen, Stuart" <sallen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 05:08:11 -0500


> Finally worked it out.
> 
> The printers are normally attached via a Token Ring connection.  On the DR
> trailer there was no Token Ring - they were "attached" to a Workstation
> controller.
> They gave the error that they weren't compatable with the controller, so
> didn't restore the device descriptions.
> 
> Got a bit confused as attaching some printers after the initial restore
> created their *devd's, so i thought they'd been restored from the
> overnight tape.
> 
> Mystery solved.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Stuart
> 
> Stuart,
> 
> I, and am sure others, would be interested to know if you find anything!
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Tim
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Allen, Stuart [SMTP:sallen@fellowes.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 30, 1999 2:13 PM
> To:   'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Cc:   'tshepherd@lia.co.za'
> Subject:      RE: System Reload (was Pandemonium at Hot-sites)
> 
> Tim,
> 
> I'm restoring back to an Ibm business recovery machine.  When i did the
> overnight tape it restored the printers......
> I've now got '000s of pages of joblog to go through and see if i can spot
> why!
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Stuart
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:       tshepherd@lia.co.za [SMTP:tshepherd@lia.co.za]
> > Sent:       Wednesday, September 29, 1999 7:46 PM
> > To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> > Subject:    RE: System Reload (was Pandemonium at Hot-sites)
> > 
> > Stuart,
> > 
> > You don't say if you are restoring back to your own machine. When I am
> at
> > our D.R.Site, I don't RSTCFG, as the machine has a slightly different
> > physical config and let QAUTOCFG do the work for me. If you are
> restoring
> > back to your own machine, then ignore my comment, as RSTCFG "should" put
> > it all back.
> > 
> > Tim Shepherd
> > Fraser Alexander Limited
> > Boksburg 
> > South Africa
> > 
> > 
> >     -----Original Message-----
> >     From:   Allen, Stuart [SMTP:sallen@fellowes.com]
> >     Sent:   Wednesday, September 29, 1999 10:49 AM
> >     To:     'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> >     Subject:        System Reload (was Pandemonium at Hot-sites)
> > 
> >     As it happens, I'm in day 2 of a three day disaster recovery test,
> > and have
> >     just had my first "funny".
> >     I have just restored a full system save as per the ibm disaster
> > recovery
> >     instructions.  When i do a wrkcfgsts *dev, all my display stations,
> > comms
> >     lines, tape drives etc are there, but absolutely no printers!!!!!
> > 
> >     They're not hard to re-create, but both the IBM engineer and me are
> >     puzzled....
> >     I'm restoring the nightly backup as i type; this has a savsecdta and
> > a
> >     savcfg, so i'm hoping it'll pick the printer device descriptions up
> > of that.
> > 
> >     Anyone else (whose tested their DR plan!) has this one?
> > 
> >     Regards,
> > 
> >     Stuart
> > 
> > 
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