VIO client with powerpath - mksysb problem

I have VIO client with AIX 6.1 TL6 with EMC powerpath 5.3( SP1) giving the following error.any idea how to fix this issue permenantly? pprrotdev fix is fixing the issue temporarly. mksysb -i /tmp 0301-168 bosboot: The current boot logical volume, /dev/hd5,does not exist on /dev/hdisk1. 0512-008 mksy ...

'bosboot -a' after unmirroring hd5

when I unmirror rootvg / hd5, how to get "bosboot -a" working again with only only one copy of hd5?eg. I have removed hdisk1 from rootvg, now "bosboot -a" fails, of course "bosboot -ad /dev/hdisk0" completes fine. bosboot -a 0301-168 bosboot: The current boot logical volume, /dev/hd5,does not exist ...

mksysb error 0512-044

I tried to TL update from 5300-05 to 5300-06. I implemented "bosboot -ad /dev/hdisk0" command, but system occured error.0301-154 bosboot: missing proto file: /usr/lib/drivers/aixapdiskpcmkeI found resloution for this error by input "exit 0" to the script of /usr/sbin/bosboot.When I tried to receive ...

bosboot -Da fails with errors

Installation of AIX's native mpio results in a bosboot failure. Subsequently a bosboot -Da fails with the same set of errors. Below are the error messages it reported.bash-3.00# bosboot -adump: /tmp/bosboot_336090_24844/unix_5754: dump: 0654-105 The file is not in a recognized format.Specify an exec ...

Pb with hd5 when boot from SAN

AIX 5.2I use Clariion with powerpath I boot on SANhd5 is on hdisk0the path hdisk0 is no more thereI want to boot on hdisk9 (same LUN on the clariion)I can change bootlist I can change ipldevicebut bosboot –ad /dev/ipldevice doesn’t work(it says hd5 is not on hdisk9 0301-168)can I move hd5 to hdi ...

Multibos Problem

Just testing the multibos facility. My test client is a virtualised AIX partition, running AIX 5.3 TL5-CSP on a p510q. The VIOs which servers this client is 1.4.1.1-FP-9.1The issue i am having when applying updates to the standby BOS. After the updates have been applied, the process seems unable to ...

Problem in cleaning up a failed installation fileset

Problem in cleaning up a failed installation fileset. please find the error details below. >installp -C sysmgt.websm.apps0503-409 installp: bosboot verification starting...0503-497 installp: An error occurred during bosboot verification processing.>bootlist -m normal -ohdisk0 blv=hd5hdisk1 blv ...

[NIM] mksysb restore problem

master: xxx-01; inet 192.168.0.1 netmask 0xffffff00client: xxx-02; inet 192.168.0.2 netmask 0xffffff00my software distribution functionality works fine, i've applied a ML without any problemaix base installation from nim fails with "BOOTP-req failed" error messagemksysb restore fails with the follow ...

mksysb error

When i trying to mksysb using SMIT getting below error.Even the error trowed,mksysb still completed successfully but how to verify whether this is good boot image?Is there any way to fix this problem?do i need to mksysb again.I'm using DAT 72 4mm tape and AIX 5.3. Please help me.Thank very much.root ...

Problem with mksysb backup

While taking mksysb backup, I got the error 0512-005. What does it mean. how to take mksysb backup? Here is!!!Your "cron" job executed on server on ju jul 22 03:00:00 CDT 2010/bin/mksysb -m /dev/rmt0 produced the following output: Creando archivo de información (/image.data) para rootvg.....Creando ...

kind of complicated mksysb restore.

there!. I have this: An Lpar on a p650 atached to a fibre switch, scsi disks for the rootvg. A 3582 Ultrium2 atached to the fibre switch. An mksysb of an AIX 5.3 ml03 made to a 3582 tape. As it is seen over the switch i can't restore the mksysb, i've made to the 3582, directly. As i've seen i'd have ...

Kind of complicated mksysb restore.

there!. I have this: An Lpar on a p650 atached to a fibre switch, scsi disks for the rootvg. A 3582 Ultrium2 atached to the fibre switch. An mksysb of an AIX 5.3 ml03 system made to a 3582 tape. As the tape is seen over the switch i can't restore the mksysb i've made to the 3582 directly. As i've se ...

Can't boot from mksysb tape .. any ideas ?

Info -OS Aix5.3Machine Model 7026-B80 & 7044-170Tape Model DDS4 20/40Last firmware ( updated from ibm site )I'm creating a mksysb tape.When trying to boot from the mksysb tape I get the "E1D1" codeand nothing else happens. ( the code as far as I know regards to a console ).I can boot from the AI ...

Can't boot from mksysb tape .. any ideas ?

Info -OS Aix5.3Machine Model 7026-B80 & 7044-170Tape Model DDS4 20/40Latest firmware ( updated from ibm site )I'm creating a mksysb tape.When trying to boot from the mksysb tape I get the "E1D1" codeand nothing else happens. ( the code as far as I know regards to a console ).I can boot from the ...

Trying to make SPOT from mksysb.

Sometimes I get real annoyed at IBM developers. I'm trying to make a spot from a NIM mksysb resource. This is what I get:============================================================================Command: failed stdout: yes stderr: noBefore command completion, additional instructions may appear bel ...

Mksysb Restore

We are running AIX5.3 maint level 04. The original system runs a 64 bit kernel but a restore of its mksysb to another machine (same model and type) restores a 32 bit kernel. The sddpcm services would not start when trying to add the external disks. The kernel was changed to 64 bit but still could no ...

Restore mksysb image from tape attached to SAN

If I have a System p5 and a tape, like 3581 or 3573, attached to the SAN, it is possible to obtain a mksysb to the tape. However if I need to restore the mksysb image, is it possible??, maybe if I boot the server with the AIX cds and start a maintenance session to restore mksysb, the tape attached t ...

Possible to mount mksysb as a loopback device?

Not sure if this is a stupid question or not, but is it possible somehow or another to mount a mksysb image as a loopback device, or pull a volume from it and mount it? I've got a few files I need to retrieve from a mksysb. However, I don't really want to spend the time to reload it onto a box to ge ...

mksysb file to a bootable tape

Is anyone can help me about procedure to copy a mksysb file to a bootable tape ? ...

problem installing mksysb on IBM,9131-52A hardware

We are trying build a server with NIM using mksysb.The mksysb is from 5.3 TL4 and created from the same hardware type. But after it gets the tftp boot file it hangs at code 0608. I had installed similar 2 hardware using 5.3 TL4 mksysb which was from P570 and it worked without any problems. But when ...

problem while restoring mksysb from tape

I try to clone an existing lpar in AIX 5.2 ML6 running on a p570.I've performed a mksysb via tape and i have to choose this solution to restore the cloned system on a new LPARWhen the restore is running, the following error appears : Restore unable to write to file ...Restore : no space left on the ...

Reboot During mksysb creation!

I'm trying to do a mksysb image from a nim server with the following command: nim -o define -t mksysb -F -a server=master -a location=$mksysb_location/${box}_sysb -a source=$box -a mk_image=yes -a mksysb_flags=e ${box}_sysbAs it is shown in the man pages of nim. The problem is that after few min dur ...

How can I authorize a non-root user to do a system backup with 'mksysb'?

I use AIX 5.3 TL5 and I want to allow a non-root user to do a system backup with 'mksysb' command.I try to add 'ManageBackup' Role to that non-root user but it have an error "ksh: mksysb: 0403-006 Execute permission denied."What should I do? Note I don't want to create another user with UID 0Best re ...

mksysb installation issue (NIM)

I need to install a mksysb image done on system where rootvg is mirrored to the system where is only one disks and I don't need mirroring on roovg.I did restore bosinst.data from the image, removed hdisk1 stanza and left only hdisk0 stanza in it. Next, I'd created NIM resource (bosinst.data) includi ...

Restore from mksysb on bigger hard drives

I made mksysb bootable tape on my IBM AIX 5.2 ML9 with 2 X 18Gb mirrored rootvg volume (internal HDDs).I plan to replace them with 2 x 72Gb hard drives. My questions is, will mksysb recognize these new hard drives and restore the OS correctly after I boot and restore the OS from tape? Or I have to r ...

difference between mksysb and mkinsttape

I am new in AIX. Can you all help me about what is the usage difference between command mksysb and mkinsttape ?As I understand both commands do task of creating image file of BOS. ...

NIM - error making a mksysb

I am getting the following error when trying to make a client mksysb. I know it's NFS related but not sure what I need to change. I've tried changing the sec=none but I still got the same error. it's probably simple but I'm just not seeing it. I get this error both thru NIM creating a resource and m ...

How to do remote mksysb

i need to perform remote mksysb,the tape drive is at my place,and the server at DR. ...

NIM mksysb catch-22

I'm trying to initiate a mksysb from my nim master.I used the command:nim -o define -t mksysb -a server=master -a source=duck -a mk_image=yes -a location=/export/images/mksysb.duck mksysb_duck/export/images exists and /export is mountable from master onto duckWhen the file /export/images/mksysb.duck ...

Made SPOT from mksysb but nim still thinks there is a level mismatch

Title pretty much says is all. I tried installing a mksysb from an older SPOT. It failed..I created a SPOT from the mksysb with this command:nim -o define -t spot -a source=was61 -a server=master -a location=/nim/spot was61-SPOTBut when I try to install the server with that mksysb and spot NIM fails ...

where can i find mksysb log

i run the mksysb through console, if i go to my workstation, where can i find the mksysb log file? i try to use smit > System Storage Management (Physical & Logical Storage > System Backup Manager > View the Backup Logbut using this, i can't find the log comprehensively i think. is it p ...

mksysb portability

I would like to port an AIX 5L V5.2 ML9 image from a system p650 (P4) to a system p 570 (P6) which is to serve as a Disaster Recovery server. According to IBM compatibility document http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/p/os/aix/compatibility/ , AIX 5.2 is supportedon POWER6 servers. Problem is, the mksysb ...

How to setup restore from SMS from client to use mksysb.

All I want to do is to be able to recover a client stuck at SMS prompt because of corrupted filesexample inittab. SO I want to use my mksysb of the client on the NIM to recover the client.I know I have to configure the bootptab to supply the client information to NIM to be ableto boot off the NIM ma ...

Procedure to restore mksysb

Procedure to restore mksysb on similar hardware and different hardware ...

error '0042-154' while using nim to mksysb

I have a nim sever called nim_master and bunch of clients called n0,n1,n2,n3 and n4, when I tried to perform mksysb from nim_master, everyone was ok but n1, and the error message is:Creating list of files to back upBacking up 53990 files..............0512-005 savevg: Backup Completed.The backup comm ...

MKSYSB with TSM

Can we take MKSYSB with TSM and restore it?if so please can you explain as i am not a tsm admin and the problem is i dont have tape drive installed on the system ( we have 2 p570 and 1 p52 connected with one HMC ) but we have tape library? how can use the Tape Library for MKSYSB and Restore. ...

vios mksysb problem

first i will explain my environment. presently we have p5 570 in production. in this p5 570 .. we have dbms, apps, web servers and vio servers. we have one nim server. this nim server is in different location. recently, we bought p6 570 machines. in p6 570 machines, we have 2 vio servers. their name ...

mksysb backup

I want to know wheather mksysb backup covers installable application.For Example if I have installed AIX Operating System and on OS I have installed Oracle Database and I have taken mksysb backup.After Deploying that mksysb backup on another system it wheather it will cover Oracle Database? if not w ...

mksysb queries

would really appreciate your advice on the following: 1. is it good to perform mksyb during server is online (application is running)? was thinking if there open files by application and can mksysb backup the open files (db2, websphere)?2. how to determine if we can backup of rootvg capacity to tape ...

mksysb report like dumpdate in SUNOS

Hi, just like dumpdate in sunos, if I take mksysb in a folder in AIX box, where does it save backup report? ...

mksysb from JS12 or JS22 on DVDRAM device BLADE H

Sorry fot my poor englishDoes someone have done successfully an mksysb backup on DVRAM device on JS12 or JS22 ? I Use DVD-RAM media and select UDF format on smit menus.Is it possible or not ?I know i can use NIM but I'd like a DVD mksysb. ...

looking for EMC Powerpath software for aix 4.3. Please help!

We are trying to connect 2 AIX 4.3 boxes to our EMC Clariion box and need the powerpath software for AIX 4.3. Unfortunately since AIX 4.3 is no longer supported, EMC no longer provides or supports the software. And to make it worse, we can't upgrade these boxes because the software on them won't wor ...

where to check mksysb backup log (backup via NIM)

i'm running mksysb using NIM. where can i see if the mksysb log whether it completed successfuly or not? hope to hear from you. ...

mksysb compression rate

how to know the mksysb compression rate. if rootvg used space is 110336 MB, how much disk space/tape required for mksysb. is half? ...

Can we perform mksysb during database is running?

I have question regarding mksysb backup. Can we perform mksysb backup during database (oracle/db2) is running? What is the best practice for database servers? Do we need to shutdown the db before perform mksysb?I have 3 scenarios hereScenarios ALet say there is rootvg and oravg and db running on the ...

/usr/sbin/bosboot: line 661: . mods: subscript out of range

while trying to install openssh and openssl on AIX6.1 machine we are getting the following error msg0503-409 installp: bosboot verification starting...installp: bosboot verification completed.0503-408 installp: bosboot process starting.../usr/sbin/bosboot: line 661: .mods: subscript out of range.The ...

MKSYSB NIM RESOURCE ON LPAR USING VIO SERVER

I am woking lately with NIM and I have a big but i guess easy doubt.With NIM I created a mksysb of a client "A" and I added as a resource of NIM.My scenario is 1 VIO Server that virtualize ethernet and disk to the LPARsThe problem is, when I restore the mksysb in a new LPAR "B", with BOOTP, the clie ...

savevg restore to system with different mksysb

I need to apply a mksysb to a system that currently has an external VG out on fiber attached storage and I need to keep this VG and all its data. I plan to export the VG, apply the new mksysb from another system and then import the VG. Will the import recreate the VG and filesystems and mount them o ...

mkdvd mkcd mksysb from file fails

Having some problems moving an old mksysb backup to a file image.data to DVD-RAM1) From mkdvd if i do a new backup it works fineBUT2) From mkdvd if I do fails:+--------------------------------------------------------------------------+| Use an existing mksysb image? || || Move cursor to desired item ...

mksysb restore from p6-550

We have P6-550 server running AIX 5.3 TL8SP1. We want to recover this mksysb on a P520 server. Will this be possible? or any compatability issues?Please advise.Shan ...