Create a mksysb backup using NIM

If you want to create a mysysb backup using NIM(Network Installiation Manager) , you can do below steps.
# 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 Method                         []                                                                                                                      
  NFS Version Access                                 []                                                                                                                      
  Comments                                           []
  Source for Replication                             []                                                                                                                      
  System Backup Image Creation Options:               
    CREATE system backup image?                       yes                                                                                                                      
    NIM CLIENT to backup                             [aix1]                                                                                                                  
    PREVIEW only?                                     no                                                                                                                       
    IGNORE space requirements?                        no                                                                                                                       
    EXPAND /tmp if needed?                            yes                                                                                                                      
    Create MAP files?                                 yes                                                                                                                    
    Backup extended attributes?                       yes                                                                                                                    
    Number of BLOCKS to write in a single output     []                                                                                                                       
     (leave blank to use system default)
    Use local EXCLUDE file?                           no                                                                                                                     
     (specify no to include all files in backup)
    EXCLUDE_FILES resource                           []                                                                                                                      
     (leave blank to include all files in backup) 
    Backup encrypted files?                           yes                                                                                                                      

Command: OK            stdout: yes           stderr: no

Before command completion, additional instructions may appear below.

                System Backup Image Space Information
              (Sizes are displayed in 1024-byte blocks.)

Required = 2588757 (2529 MB)    Available = 3638980 (3554 MB)
Creating information file (/ for rootvg.

Creating list of files to back up

Backing up 60959 files

60959 of 60959 files backed up (100%)
0512-038 savevg: Backup Completed Successfully.
# lsnim -l mksysb_backup
   class         = resources
   type          = mksysb
   arch          = power
   Rstate        = ready for use
   prev_state    = unavailable for use
   location      = /nim/mksysb/aix1
   version       = 6
   release       = 1
   mod           = 6
   oslevel_r     = 6100-05
   alloc_count   = 0
   server        = master
   creation_date = Wed Jan 4 12:01:45 2012
   source_image  = aix1


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