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Miguel_Sanders
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Pinned topic mksysb Linux alternative?

‏2010-08-26T13:19:28Z |
Hi folks

I'm just wondering what you guys use as an alterntive to AIX's mksysb to perform a system backup?

Thanks
Updated on 2010-11-17T15:27:13Z at 2010-11-17T15:27:13Z by shinichiroh
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: mksysb Linux alternative?

    ‏2010-09-02T18:30:03Z  in response to Miguel_Sanders
    There was a good discussion of this exact topic here:
    http://www.unix.com/linux/34488-mksysb-equivalent-linux.html

    Are you looking for an open source solution, or does it matter?

    Thanks,
    Jeff
  • gambs
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    Re: mksysb Linux alternative?

    ‏2010-09-16T02:35:03Z  in response to Miguel_Sanders
    Hello,

    Actually, I think this subject bears revisiting. I work with a lot of existing AIX customers and get this question frequently. Given how long IBM has had influence over Linux and how long Linux has existed, it seems odd that we still do not have a simple, intuitive and free method for backing up the system to a gold image and restoring from a medium, such as a DVD-ROM, included with the OS. This appears to be a gap in our feature list and one which I don't think will ever go away.

    Robert
    • shinichiroh
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      Re: mksysb Linux alternative?

      ‏2010-11-17T15:27:13Z  in response to gambs
      Hi.
      I think Storix SBAdmin is one of the solution.
      http://www.storix.com/linux

      In Japan, technical sales team validated SBAdmin on Linux on Power environment and it works.
      If your customer want to just use it, it's gonna be a good solution.
      But, the support scheme is needed in your country, you must find the support vendor. (actually in Japan, there is no support vendor)