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Old 10-09-2007
NIM Server Issue

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

Required = 8623776 (8422 MB) Available = 10535156 (10288 MB)

Data compression will be used by the system backup utilities which
create the system backup image. This may reduce the required space
by up to 50 percent.

Creating information file (/ for rootvg...

Creating list of files to back up
Backing up 90237 files..............................
4274 of 90237 files backed up (4%)..............................
16449 of 90237 files backed up (18%)..............................
31029 of 90237 files backed up (34%)..............................
71495 of 90237 files backed up (79%)..........................
0512-003 savevg may not have been able to archive some files.
The messages displayed on the Standard Error contained additional
0042-001 nim: processing error encountered on "master":
cannot access ./var/tmp/Ex20678: No such file or directory

I'm getting the above error while trying to take a MKSYSB image via NIM. I've only just started getting this and don't know why it is failing.

Any one got any suggestions?

# 2  
Old 10-09-2007
As you can see from the command output, the list of files to backup is created, then it tries to back them up.

The temp file has probably been removed between the time the list was generated and the file was backed up.

Try to stop all applications before the backup.
# 3  
Old 10-10-2007
Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately I cannot stop the services on this server as it's being used.

My next question, does the MKSYSB still 'work', even though it's told me it failed at 79%?
# 4  
Old 10-12-2007
just add thisfolder to /etc/exclude.rootvg and do a mksysb again

using the -e

Excludes files listed in the /etc/exclude.rootvg file from being backed up. The rules for exclusion follow the
pattern matching rules of the grep command.
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