I am attempting to clone an identical hardware (7208) RS6000 server. I am using a mksysb tape that completes with an error: "boot image is too large".
The client has only rootvg and has put everything in there. I am going to attempt building the tape with it not packed and excluding their application/data directories.
I have a document that is referenced by the error message that says I can boot from install media and then do a recovery. I tried that and it failed similarly.
As the RAM disk is only 128MB, I am going to exclude any file that is larger than 64MB as well. There are not many. I'm afraid that a temp file may fill up the RAM disk root file system.
Anything else I should try?