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I am trying to clone an entire AIX virtual machine to a new virtual machine including all partitions and OS.Can anyone help me on the procedure to follow? I am not really sure on how it can be done.Thanks in advance.
Please use CODE tags for sample input, sample output, and for code... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: gull05
Just remember that mksysb and savevg are just front-ends for backup.
In other words, backups on AIX are organized by volume groups. mksysb is specialized for rootvg and savevg is used for other volume groups.
Ignoring that rootvg also creates files needed to boot a system... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: MichaelFelt
system is not booting ... i want to restore from mksysb backup. (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: AIXlearner
I am still working on my mksysb restore.
My latest issue is during an alt_disk_install from tape I got the following error after all the data had been restored.
0505-143 alt_disk_install: Unable to match mksysb level 5.2.0 with any
available boot images. Please correct this... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: pobman
Can anyone tell how to list files in a AIX 3.2 mksysb backup tape.
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Discussion started by: victorcheung
I am new to AIX, as I was primarily working on HP-UX servers.
We have some production servers and a couple of lab servers. We have upgraded over 40 servers from 5.2 to 5.3 running a particular application(1) using the golden 5.3 upgraded servers copy of makesysb. We have only two... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: dayinthelife
Some background so you can see what I'm trying to do on AIX:
In Windows its possible to partition a single hard drive into 2 separate logical paritions which may appear as a C and a D drive. It is then possible to to use 3rd party software such as Power Quest Drive Image to create a... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: quickfirststep
I have a large number of backup tapes which were originally written with the AIX "backup" command. I now need to convert these to "tar" format, but unfortunately I no longer have access to an AIX machine. I have been able to connect the old tape drive (3590) to a Linux box and it works... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: jauru
here are a couple of error messages I get during restore of mksysb from a AIX F80 to a F50. I have verified blocksize and have set them to 1024 which matches both the systems.
backup system is F80 and restore system is F50. Both are 4.3.3 ML10 level
Upon executing via... (1 Reply)
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Whats up guys. I dont ask many questions but this time i need a quick one answerd.
NOS: AIX 4.3.3 and 4.3.2
BOX: RS/6000 F50
i have 12 pv's (mirrored) and 2 vg's and i want them both backed up @ once on one tape drive so i can do it via cron.
I have looked at mksysb and backup. my main... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: Optimus_P
BDB.DB0(5) AFS File Reference BDB.DB0(5)
bdb.DB0, bdb.DBSYS1 - Contain the Backup Database and associated log
The bdb.DB0 file contains the Backup Database, which records configuration information used by the AFS Backup System along with cross-
indexed records of the tapes created and volumes dumped using the Backup System commands.
The bdb.DBSYS1 file is a log file in which the Backup Server (buserver process) logs each database operation before performing it. When an
operation is interrupted, the Backup Server replays the log to complete the operation.
Both files are in binary format and reside in the /var/lib/openafs/db directory on each database server machine that runs the Backup
Server. When the Backup Server starts or restarts on a given machine, it establishes a connection with its peers and verifies that its
copy of the bdb.DB0 file matches the copy on the other database server machines. If not, the Backup Servers use AFS's distributed database
technology, Ubik, to distribute to all of the machines the copy of the database with the highest version number.
Use the commands in the backup suite to administer the Backup Database. It is advisable to create a backup copy of the bdb.DB0 file on tape
on a regular basis, using the UNIX tar command or another local disk backup utility.
backup(8), backup_savedb(8), buserver(8)
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