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Status Not under consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 14, 2016

NIM bos_inst support for multibos images

Currently, according to the multibos man page, "You can create a backup that contains both instances by first mounting the standby instance (using the -m flag), and then creating the backup. However, you can restore the backup onto a disk only by using the alt_disk_mksysb command."

The "alt_disk_install" man page states, "You cannot use alt_disk_install to install an earlier version of AIX than the one currently installed on the system. For example, you cannot install an AIX 4.3 mksysb on an AIX 5.1 system."

NIM can install multibos images with the "alt_disk_install" option but not with "bos_inst".

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jul 12, 2018

    IBM has considered the request, and it will not be delivered in the future. If this request receives continued customer interest, it may be resubmitted for consideration after 12 months from the submit date.

  • Guest
    Jan 15, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #82520 in product IBM AIX.