View mksysb content & restore individual files

To view information about a mksysb backup file use: Display info about VG backup | # lsmksysb -lf P2_1202_TL7.mk | | | Mksyb file Device:(file,tape,cdrom) VOLUME GROUP: rootvg BACKUP DATE/TIME: Tue Nov 10 18:08:29 GMT+03:00 2015 UNAME INFO: AIX sysaix 1 6 00C4489D4C00 BACKUP OSLEVEL: 7.1.3.0 MAINTENANCE LEVEL: 7100-03 BACKUP SIZE (MB): 93432 SHRINK SIZE…

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NIM mksysb image – Exclude Files

Maybe your mksysb image is too large.For this reason you want to exclude some files. You should do this steps 1) On the client create a file: touch /etc/exclude 2) edit /etc/exclude on the client with the files you want to exclude from the mksysb 3) Create an exclude_files nim resource on the master: nim…

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AIX System Backup

Doing a mksysb is an important sys admin task. If you get a rootvg disk failure and you aren’t mirrored up, you’ll need to restore your system. A mksysb is an AIX system backup that allows you to restore your rootvg disks to what they were at the time the backup was taken. In effect,…

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Create a mksysb backup using NIM

# chuser fsize=-1 root # lsuser -a fsize root root fsize=-1 # smit nim_mkres Define a Resource Type or select values in entry fields. Press Enter AFTER making all desired changes. [TOP] [Entry Fields] * Resource Name [mksysb_backup] * Resource Type mksysb * Server of Resource [master] * Location of Resource [/nim/mksysb/aix1] NFS Client Security…

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