AIX 5.3 Full System recovery
Posted on 2009-05-11
Hi - I'm a unix admin moving to an AIX environment from HP-UX. I have some fairly general questions about Disaster Recovery on AIX.
I'm using mkdvd for the rootvg running the command:
mksysb i m V X v /dev/cd0
So, my first question, is this best practice for mkdvd?
Next I'm curious about the user VGs. If I do a savevg, does that backup ALL VG data for the particular VG I want to back up?
Is there anything I can do to easily have my VGs and FSs created once my rootvg is restored from the mkdvd? Is there a generic script available that the names, sizes, etc could just be plugged into?
Lastly, as we have a large Oracle DB on our primary box, is there anything special I need to do during the restore to make sure that is functioning correctly? I'm not an Oracle admin by any means but I have trouble believing that I can just restore all the oracle directories and it will magically work. But maybe I'm wrong.
Thank you very much in advance.