It appears that sysback is not backing up all the files
Description: Customer is performing a full system backup using the
sysrestore -v -p -f vdev0 >> sysback.list
Customer now looks at the sysback.list and notices that it appears
the only /usr filesystem was backed up.
Action: I had customer do a filelist of his backup to confirm that
his entire rootvg was backed up.
sysrestore -Lf vdev0 -vrootvg > output
The output list looked correct. Why he saw mostly /usr
files in the sysback.list is because sysback redirects the filelist
to standard error, not standard out. The only data that goes to
standard out is the 2nd and 4th image data which is predominantly
In more detail: Sysback generates the following low level command
to actually backup data:
cat filelist | backup -ivqf- | sbwrite
Sysback sends what would normally be standard out data to standard
error so that the backup command can get its data stream from the
I had customer modify his sysback command to the following to generate
a complete sysback.list file.
sysback -v -p -f vdev0 2>&1 > sysback.list
Support Line: It appears that sysback is not backing up all the files ITEM: CJ5264L
Dated: December 1996 Category: N/A
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