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aix ibm backup utilities

Are there any default backup utilities for aix ibm systems, i.e. those built into the OS? And are there any useful tools/techniques to identify ie missing backups, areas of disk not backed up, no recent backup, failed backups etc etc, as you can do with most database software...

If you had to determine what was being backed up on an AIX system, using default tools, how would you do this?
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Well, alright,

I didn't mention mksysb because I assumed that pma111 was asking for user data backup.

But it's correct, of course, that mksysb is a tool everyone should know (and use!) when it comes to AIX system backups.

"man mksysb" for more.

Use  "smitty mksysb" (backup the system to tape/file/UDFS) or "smitty mkdvd" (backup to DVD).
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yes, you need to back up other volume groups and raw (under DBs or not mounted) volumes separately. That lands you with 3 tapes minimum.
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