restoring mksysb on AIX on NEW hard drive AIX 4.2.1
Posted on 2001-08-02
I have an AIX box with 2 hard drives in it. It was currently on AIX 4.3.3. The hdisk0 went bad and IBM replaced it. Now I have to reinstall AIX on the new hdisk0. The hdisk1 is still ok and has good data on it I want to keep and it was mounted as /home2. Also hdisk1 is NOT part of the rootvg volume group. Now I have a mksysb for my system that was on AIX 4.2.1 at the time.
My question is can I restore from that mksysb to restore the OS and everything that was on the hdisk0 drive, without any worries of the install will delete or mess with the hdis1 drive and its data? I am worried that it will remove or damage my hdisk1 drive even though hdisk1 is NOT a part of the rootvg volume group. Only hdisk0 is on my mksysb. Also how does the system view that second hard drive when I reboot it and how can I make it see it again and mount it as /home2 so I can get my data and use my data on hdisk1? Any help or suggestions would GREATLY be appreciated.