Need to make single tape backup of RS/6000
Posted on 2005-04-10
Totally new to AIX and just found out I'll have to start backing up our RS/6000 weekly. I've already gone through one round of backing it up and had to use 5 tapes per the instructions I was given.
(1)Tape for mksysb
(3)Tapes for each of the various volume groups
(1)Tape for rootvg
From what I have read there is a way I could put this to nearly one tape. This is a quote from another post.
You could do an entire system backup on a single tape, e.g.
mksysb -i /dev/rmt0n; savevg -f /dev/rmt0n vg _1; savevg -f /dev/rmt0n vg _2;...
Is this the best way to do it? I've read in other posts you should keep your mksysb on a seperate tape, true? If I keep this to one tape, can someone give the command I would use to restore a vg from this single tape?