I'm unable to create a spot from a mksysb.
The command i run :
nim -o define -t spot -a server=master -a location=/tmp_install/spot -a source=mksysb_toto spot_toto
The error i get :
0042-001 nim: processing error encountered on "master":
0042-103 m_mkspot: unable to restore from mksysb_toto
/tmp_install/spot/spot_toto is created and full of files.
The creation seems to fail when creating files in the /tftpboot directory.
I could not find any error on the NIM server.
The NIM server is running AIX 6.1 TL6 SP4.
The mksysb are from clients that run AIX 6.1 TL4 SP3 or AIX 5.3 TL11 SP3.
Surprisingly, it works with a mksysb from a VIO 126.96.36.199-FP-22.1 SP-02.
I can't find how to obtain a verbose output. Is it possible ?
Does anyone know how to solve this problem ?
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11 replies Latest Post - 2013-08-05T22:01:33Z by KenE
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Updated on 2012-05-10T11:01:02Z at 2012-05-10T11:01:02Z by fergalcrawford
shargus 060001TUQ5157 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: Can't create a spot form a mksysb2011-04-05T14:04:04Z in response to SystemAdminHad the same problem recently too. You may have a corrupt mksysb. To find out, do this:
restore -Tvqf mksysb_toto > /dev/null
if any error comes up, the mksysb is corrupt. You can still use it to restore a system, you just can't create a spot from it.
IBM support suggested adding the "-p" option when you create the mksysb. For some reason, it's supposed to help reduce the chances of corruption.
shargus 060001TUQ5157 Posts
Re: Can't create a spot form a mksysb2011-04-06T07:03:24Z in response to shargusmksysb_toto:
class = resources
type = mksysb
arch = power
Rstate = ready for use
prev_state = unavailable for use
location = /mksysb/mksysb_toto
version = 5
release = 3
mod = 11
oslevel_r = 5300-11
alloc_count = 0
server = master
creation_date = Wed Apr 6 01:25:04 2011
source_image = toto
fergalcrawford 270000JNPK1 PostACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: Can't create a spot form a mksysb2012-05-10T11:01:02Z in response to SystemAdminI have had a similar problem, and it seems that the root is that /tftpboot does not exist on the server from which the mksysb was taken. I can create a spot from all mksysbs except for those that do not contain ./tftpboot
Is there any way to add this file into the mksysb? Unfortunately I do not have the option of taking a new mksysb, because I am trying to recover a dead system.
KenE 2700036VQ51 Post