1. AIX backup
Whilst we wait for Tivoli to be set up, I need to set up some cheap and
cheerful backups on the AIX host using the DDS4 drive.
On Solaris I would use ufsdump, but on AIX it seems my choices are 'tar'
or 'backup'. I've never used tar for this purpose without experiencing
some problem, but in general I presume the command would be:
tar -cf - dir1 dir2 ... | compress < /dev/rmt0
How could I restore from this, as zcat requires the file name *.Z, so:
zcat /dev/rmt0 | tar -xf -
would give an error.
Second, if I use the AIX backup command (which seems similar to
ufsdump), what typically should my command and options be, and how would
I restore ?
Finally, I expect the standard RTFM response for this post, but with
backups being what they are, I really want to make sure I am reading the
man pages right.
12. AIX Backups