NIM server to request mksysb backups on AIX

Posted on 2011-03-01
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Last Modified: 2013-11-17

After defining a client in NIM Master server.
How can i instruct the NIM server to request mksysb backups from its clients to store these images centrally.
Question by:assistunix
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woolmilkporc earned 2000 total points
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Hi again,

two ways:

1) via smitty
2) use the commandline

ad 1)

"smitty nim_mkres" -> (select mksysb) -> Fill in values for:
"Name" (an arbitrary resource name), "Server" ("master"), "Location" (a directory path on the NIM master),
"CREATE system backup image?" (Yes), "NIM CLIENT to backup" (your client node).
Hit <Enter>.
A NIM mksysb resource will be defined and populated with an mksysb image pulled from the client.

ad 2)

nim -o define -t mksysb -F -a server=master -a location=/directory/path -a mk_image=yes -a source=your_client_node arbitrary_resource_name
Hit <Enter>.
A NIM mksysb resource will be defined and populated with an mksysb image pulled from the client.

The values in italic must be provided by you and correspond to the respective values in the smit panel.


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