Using mkdvd to create bootable mksysb on dvd reports success but nothing on dvd?
Running AIX 7.1 7100-00-03-1115, trying to make a mksysb image to a dvd drive using mkdvd. My final command looks like this..
When i run this command, I get the following output..
The part about making the DVD seemed to finish too quick, so I tried to read the contents with:
This took a few seconds and then it came back with:
It looks like the burning to dvd part is not working. I have a DVD in the drive listed in lsdev..
I followed the documentation found on this IBM article. My goal is to make a bootable mksysb on DVD and also leave a copy of the ISO on the filesystem. It looks like the writing to dvd media part is not working correctly since listvgbackup fails.
Anyone have any ideas as to what the issue could be?
Last edited by c3rb3rus; 02-16-2016 at 01:49 PM..
Reason: fix display
When I've done this process, I've always had a few steps to it:-
Clean up anything left from last time, e.g. old files, filesystems or logical volumes
Run mkszfile to ensure that the filesystem sizes are recorded correctly
Run savevg excluding all the files to collect the information about all the non-rootvg volume groups, saving the detail somewhere within rootvg
Run mksysb writing to a file on disk in a specified area outside the rootvg with the -e flag to exclude files in /etc/exclude.rootvg
Run mkdvd specifying the mksysb file created in the previous step
It may not be perfect, but it works very well and I even managed to edit the data files used by savevg to specify non-mirrored logical volumes in case we recover to a server without sufficient disk space to have the mirrors.
Sadly I have now lost access to the AIX servers I have worked on so I cannot share it.
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