Operating Systems AIX AIX 7.2 MKSYSB Backup and Restore Best Practices? Post 303033850 by c3rb3rus on Friday 12th of April 2019 12:22:04 PM
Thanks for the very detailed response Robin, this relieves some of my "unknown pain points" around the process. The P9 is in pre-production so I wanted to take the time to blow away rootvg and restore it (for documentation purposes), better now than when the system is live and something goes sideways resulting in needing to restore rootvg for which I have no proven guide to rely on.

My plan is to restore MKSYSB to the same hardware and document, so should not have any IP conflicts and such.

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BACKUP(8)						      System Manager's Manual							 BACKUP(8)

backup - backup files SYNOPSIS
backup [-djmnorstvz] dir1 dir2 OPTIONS
-d At top level, only directories are backed up -j Do not copy junk: *.Z, *.bak, a.out, core, etc -m If device full, prompt for new diskette -n Do not backup top-level directories -o Do not copy *.o files -r Restore files -s Do not copy *.s files -t Preserve creation times -v Verbose; list files being backed up -z Compress the files on the backup medium EXAMPLES
backup -mz . /f0 # Backup current directory compressed backup /bin /usr/bin # Backup bin from RAM disk to hard disk DESCRIPTION
Backup (recursively) backs up the contents of a given directory and its subdirectories to another part of the file system. It has two typ- ical uses. First, some portion of the file system can be backed up onto 1 or more diskettes. When a diskette fills up, the user is prompted for a new one. The backups are in the form of mountable file systems. Second, a directory on RAM disk can be backed up onto hard disk. If the target directory is empty, the entire source directory is copied there, optionally compressed to save space. If the target directory is an old backup, only those files in the target directory that are older than similar names in the source directory are replaced. Backup uses times for this purpose, like make. Calling Backup as Restore is equivalent to using the -r option; this replaces newer files in the target directory with older files from the source directory, uncompressing them if necessary. The target directory con- tents are thus returned to some previous state. SEE ALSO
tar(1). BACKUP(8)

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