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Old 01-24-2002
Aix Cloning

Is there anyone out there who knows anything about
aix cloning?

I would be very grateful for any information at all.

Thanking you in advance

# 2  
Old 01-24-2002
Look at the mksysb command. You can create a bootable image from one AIX box and install it on another one if they are the same architecture.
# 3  
Old 01-28-2002
Thank you for your help.

Unfortunately the systems don't have the same architecture,
we need the information to go from an aix 4.3.3 to an aix 5.1.

Thanks very much anyway.
# 4  
Old 01-30-2002
AIX cloning

The systems do not need to be the same. I am sure there are exceptions, but in most cases wiht aix 4.3.x and above, you can use a mksysb from one system and install it on any other you want.

1. You must boot from AIX CD that matches the OS of the mksysb.

2. Go into service mode and restore from backup.

The system will pull what files (drivers, etc) that are needed from the CD while it restores the mksysb.

To be safe, I wouldn't leave it plugged into the network while this is done. Your hostname and IP information may match some one else's and that's a bad thing.

Good luck, Greg
# 5  
Old 01-30-2002
Data missed part of your post -- sorry

You mentioned going from 4.3.1 to 5.1. You must clone from 4.3.1 to 4.3.1 first then upgrade the new box to 5.1.

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