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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Backupios Fails with 0512-008 savevg

Problem(Abstract)
Backupios command fails with 0512-008 savevg: The mkvgdata command failed. Backup canceled.
Symptom
$ backupios -file /home/padmin/mksysb/ibm74vioa_mksysb -mksysb


/home/padmin/mksysb/ibm74vioa_mksysb doesn't exist.

Creating /home/padmin/mksysb/ibm74vioa_mksysb
Backup in progress. This command can take a considerable amount of time
to complete, please be patient...


Creating information file (/image.data) for rootvg.
0512-008 savevg: The mkvgdata command failed. Backup canceled.

/usr/bin/mkvgdata[1068]: -: more tokens expected


Cause
This error is caused by having a user created filesystem mounted within rootvg.

Resolving the problem
Unmount all user-created filesystems in rootvg and re-run backupios command.

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