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I am figuring out nim slowly, but still have many questions. I know how to create a mksysb resource for my servers. I want to 'schedule' to do a new mksysb of each server with some frequency. Using nim how can I create a new mksysb 'image'? Must I remove the mksysb resource and define a new mksysb resource for each server when I want to do this? I expected to find a way to do this in the 'Perform Operations on Resources' menu. Mike...

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    Default nim mksysb backup?

    I am figuring out nim slowly, but still have many questions.
    I know how to create a mksysb resource for my servers. I want
    to 'schedule' to do a new mksysb of each server with some
    frequency. Using nim how can I create a new mksysb 'image'?
    Must I remove the mksysb resource and define a new mksysb
    resource for each server when I want to do this? I expected
    to find a way to do this in the 'Perform Operations on Resources'
    menu.

    Mike
    Mike Guest

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    Default Re: nim mksysb backup?

    Mike wrote:
     

    Why aren't you doing it the other way around? Schedule a mksysb in the
    crontab of the servers to be backed up. Mount the filesystem of the
    NIM-server via NFS. This has proven to be the best, including an
    incremental backup of the mksysbs after all backups should have been done.
    If discspace is a concern, you can even delete the mksysb after a successful
    generation and backup.
    No need to tweak around with the NIM-definitions in this case as the name of
    the mksysb stay the same.

    --
    Michael Prix
    Progress (n.): The process through which IT has evolved from
    smart people in front of dumb terminals to dumb people in
    front of smart terminals.

    Michael Guest

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    Default Re: nim mksysb backup?

    You might want to check out Storix. It makes backups more robust than
    mksysb, has all the automation and network boot/install process (from
    remote tape or disk images) and you can serve any number of clients at
    different AIX levels from the same server. The backup process can be
    used to overwrite prior disk image backups of the same client over a
    certain number of days old, and configuring the netboot/install is a
    simple 1-step GUI process.

    Mike wrote: 

    Anthony Guest

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    Default Re: nim mksysb backup?

    In article <bo8q89$kvj$rs6000.darktech.org>, Michael Prix wrote: 
    >
    > Why aren't you doing it the other way around? Schedule a mksysb in the
    > crontab of the servers to be backed up. Mount the filesystem of the
    > NIM-server via NFS. This has proven to be the best, including an
    > incremental backup of the mksysbs after all backups should have been done.
    > If discspace is a concern, you can even delete the mksysb after a successful
    > generation and backup.
    > No need to tweak around with the NIM-definitions in this case as the name of
    > the mksysb stay the same.
    >[/ref]

    This is one of those 'duh' situations. Your suggestions is
    an obvious solution. Thanks for pointing out what I missed.

    Mike
    Mike Guest

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