This is my first post here on developerWorks Community and I'm expect that I can help you with my tips =). I'm starting with a little tip about testing the integrity of a mksysb image file.
So, why this is necessary? I've faced a problem on the last year during a restore process of a LPAR through NIM and when the restore were finishing (around 70%~80% I guess) the AIX showed the follow message
Please insert volume 2.
To avoid this, after start a restore process you can execute the following command
$ restore -Tqvf mksysb_image_file.img
So, what's this command really do? This command will be print on the screen all the files that are in the mksysb image file, and to confirm if the image is ok, after the command ends will be appear the following message will appear (something like that)
The total size is 12468394734 bytes.
The number of archived files is 91649.
If this messages appears, your mksysb image file is OK and ready to be used, If the message "Please insert volume 2" appears, your mksysb image file isn't ok and you will need to create a new one ;).
That's all. If you have any comments/doubts please fell free to tell me =)