O'Reilly logo

Unix Backup and Recovery by W. Curtis Preston

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

IBM’s Sysback/6000 Utility

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.

Features

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

Installing Sysback

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.

  • The bos.sysmgt.sysbr fileset.

  • The bos.rte.net and bos.net.tcp.client are required for the remote services functions.

  • The bos.net.nfs.client is required to perform network boots and installations.

  • The bos.rte.bosinst, bos.rte.archive, and bos.rte.libnetsvc are installed by default with the AIX distribution and must not be removed if Sysback is to function properly.

Once all ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required