I am trying to do a disaster recovery of a 3.2.5 system using a mksysb tape
created by a NT/AIX consultant that flow the cope (MIA). All I know about
AIX is what I have been reading online for the last 48 hours (no sleep). I
am trying to restore the system to a new hard drive, but I may be using the
correct process as it keeps failing.
1. Added a SCSI drive to the system
2. Use the "system master" tape to boot system in service mode
3. When prompted by Install menu I select "restore from SMIT or mksysb
4. System starts to go through loading from tape but fails with the
0516-050 lcreatevg Not enough descriptor area left in this volume
Either try adding a smaller PV or use another volume group
0516-862 Unable to create volume group.
The install process has encountered the following error
: MKVG failed with return code 1
I be the first to admit that I do not know scratch abou this stuff and even
though I am reading about all this greate commands to prep the disk and
volume, I cannot use any of them when I shell out the the RAM drive mounted
when I boot from tape.
ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLE APPRECIATED