Problems with the /usr/lpp/sysback/scripts/ script


  AIX 4.2.1
  RISC J30

  Customer made changes to the /usr/lpp/sysback/scripts/
  script.  Then the customer did a remote backup to a file image.

  The customer had a older /usr/lpp/sysback/scripts/ on
  the network boot server system, where she did a network boot from.

  Instead of using the script from the backup created on the
  client, it used the from the boot server where she did a 
  network boot from.

  It that how the script should work?

  Which script will take presidence over the others

  1. Customer Installation Diskette
  2. Backup image the client installed from
       scripts in the backup image in /usr/lpp/sysback/scripts
  3. Scripts on the network boot server
       scripts in /usr/lpp/sysback/scripts

APPENDED by tj on 02/04/98 13:00:

As I understand it, there is an program on the server and
on the client where the backup was made from. The client is booted from
the server, then restores from a backup on that server. When done the script on the SERVER gets executed, not  the one in the
backup image as expected.

I cant find any way that the script on a server would
get exececuted on the client. The script gets executed
after the restored /usr filesystem gets mounted over the /usr filesystem
from the server. The diesnt get copied from the server
to the client, and I'm not sure that it should.

I did find where the restored could override the
from the diskette. This I plan to change, but is not the same problem
your customer is having.

Any more info you can give me? If you havent tested this, I can
plan to test this as I develop the recovery install process.

CLOSED by tj on 02/04/98 13:15:
OK, I found where it gets copied from the server to the client.
Do you think a post-install script on the server should get
applied to all clients that install from it?? I'm thinking not,
but lets talk if you dont agree.

For now, I'm going to prevent the server copy from getting copied to
the client. This will prevent the restored copy from getting
overridden.. I'll also make sure the copy restored from diskette,
if any, overrides anything that gets restored.

Support Line: Problems with the /usr/lpp/sysback/scripts/ script ITEM: FF9319L
Dated: February 1998 Category: N/A
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