can I boot AIX server MKSYSB image from tape ?
Posted on 2008-10-09
We have AIX 5.1 Tivoli Monitoring Server . It has been configured Daily database backup and Weekly MKSYSB OS backup through Only Tape drive ? In the past 2 months tape drive is failed it's functioning and have decided to replace the tape drive. For that we need to down the system for atleast 45 minutes. This is business critical Server. We don't have latest successfull OS backup and data backup also. We don't have provision to take NIM backup in our setup. Before going to shutdown the system system we need to take OS backup . Do we have any other way to take OS backup ? Assume if we take MKSYSB backup locally , transferring it to near by system and loading that MKSYSB to tape drive . is this backup tape backup will help to boot through tape if target system didn't get up while performing tape replacement activity ?