IBM offers another solution for bare-metal recovery on AIX 3.2.x and 4.x systems called Sysback/6000 , usually referred to as Sysback. This product is not included with the AIX operating system and must be purchased separately from IBM. Contact your IBM sales representative for more information on the Sysback solution.
This section presents a short overview of Sysback. Anyone serious about using Sysback should read the AIX System Backup and Recovery/6000 User and Reference Manual, published by IBM.
Sysback is a series of scripts written by IBM that complement a good disaster recovery plan. Among other things, Sysback allows:
Backups and restores of various types (full system dumps, volume groups, filesystems, logical volumes, or specific files and directories)
Backups and restores to a remote host configured as a Sysback server
Complete set of smit menus and fast paths to configure and perform backups
Sysback has the following prerequisites:
The AIX Base Operating System (BOS). Make sure that the version of Sysback that you buy is compatible with your OS level.
bos.net.tcp.client are required for the remote
bos.net.nfs.client is required to perform
network boots and installations.
bos.rte.libnetsvc are installed by default with
the AIX distribution and must not be removed if Sysback
is to function properly.
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