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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.