Nice theory, but what standard AIX command will backup raw LVs in a
volume group? None that I know of (look carefully at the man page for
savevg -- it doesn't do what you think it does).
The best option is to just backup each raw LV using the dd command, or
use the Sysback/6000 product.
> Your physical drive must belong to a volume group , why dont you
> the volume group through smit and then after you have replaced the
> drive simply resotre the contents back. I think that will take care of
> your problem.
> > Help! What is the easiest way to backup an entire physical drive
> > raw devices/file systems defined on it? Basically, we have a drive
> > going bad, want to back it up, replace the drive, and restore it.
> > suggestions greatly appreciated! Thanks
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Kevin R. Gee
MS Student, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
Senior UNIX Administrator, Origin Technology in Business, Arlington, TX
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