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Transfer files between partitions

Hi, f5 guys,


I made an installation of newer image file on different partition on f5 box, and changed the boot location to the new partition. Before the upgrade I have saved .ucs and .scf files. After the upgrade I can not find them in the file system.


So, I am wondering, can I transfer (copy), in real time (without restarts and changes for the boot location), files from one partition (in my case the old one, not active) to other partition (the active one)?


Any ideas?








Hi Preslav,


below are the commands needed to retieve UCS backups from your individual boot partitions.


Create directories mkdir /mnt/var_dir_partition_hd_1_1 mkdir /mnt/var_dir_partition_hd_1_2 mkdir /mnt/var_dir_partition_hd_1_3 Mount the /var folder of the individual partitions mount /dev/mapper/vg--db--sda-set.1._var /mnt/var_dir_partition_hd_1_1 mount /dev/mapper/vg--db--sda-set.2._var /mnt/var_dir_partition_hd_1_2 mount /dev/mapper/vg--db--sda-set.3._var /mnt/var_dir_partition_hd_1_3 Copy old *.UCS files to your active partition cp /mnt/var_dir_partition_hd_1_1/local/ucs/config.ucs /var/local/ucs/config_from_hd1_1.ucs cp /mnt/var_dir_partition_hd_1_2/local/ucs/config.ucs /var/local/ucs/config_from_hd1_2.ucs cp /mnt/var_dir_partition_hd_1_2/local/ucs/config.ucs /var/local/ucs/config_from_hd1_2.ucs Unmount the var partions umount /mnt/var_dir_partition_hd_1_1 umount /mnt/var_dir_partition_hd_1_2 umount /mnt/var_dir_partition_hd_1_3 Remove the directories rmdir /mnt/var_dir_partition_hd_1_1 rmdir /mnt/var_dir_partition_hd_1_2 rmdir /mnt/var_dir_partition_hd_1_3

Cheers, Kai


iRule can do… 😉

Thanks for this.....this works a treat when in a bind and ucs file on other partition! many thanks.