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I want to know the equivalent to the AIX's mksysb on SunOS, Solaris, IRIX 6.xx, HP-UX 9.XX, HP-UX 10.20.  This is to back up the system such that I can boot/restore from it in case of emergencies.
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I don't use AIX so I don't know what "mksysb" does, but it sounds like it makes a filesystem bootable. In that case, on Solaris 2.x there is "installboot" which you run after you create a copy of the root filesystem (partition) which installs the "boot block" onto it so you can boot from it.
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HPUX 9 has the mkrs utility, however it is only available for series 300, 400, and 700 systems.  See man page on mkrs for instructions.

HPUX 10 has the COPYUTIL utility, however you have to boot to ISL in order to run it.  See Support Media User's Manual for more information.

IRIX has a two step procedure.  First you create a bootable sash tape by inserting IRIX distribution CD and executing the distcp command.  Second, you create full backup of the root filesystem using the Backup utility.  I don't have access to an IRIX system, but I assume there are man pages for distcp and Backup.

I found no references to an equivalent utility on Solaris.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the help.  They were very helpful.  Sorry about the late reply.

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