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Old 07-19-2010
savevg - mksysb

Hello,

I use commands savevg & mksysb to do backups on an AIX server.

Frequently, I have a return code 3.

I would know why, but after searches, I did'nt find.

If somebody know ... Tell me.

Thanks.

emetra

Last edited by emetra; 07-19-2010 at 12:59 PM..
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Old 07-19-2010
What are you backing up to, tape, disk, cd, Etc?
Please post the exact command and error.
rc=3 implies the vg is already in use, are you backing up to a local filesystem?
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Old 07-20-2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by dukessd
What are you backing up to, tape, disk, cd, Etc?
Please post the exact command and error.
rc=3 implies the vg is already in use, are you backing up to a local filesystem?
I'm backing up to tapes.

The commands are :
Code:
/usr/bin/savevg -m -i -p -f /dev/rmt0 donnees_vg

which returns a rc=3
Code:
/usr/bin/mksysb -m -i -p /dev/rmt0

which returns a rc=3

Yes, I'm backing up to a local filesystem.

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Mod Comment Use code tags please, ty.

Thanks for your help.

Last edited by emetra; 07-20-2010 at 05:40 AM..

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