If you have a Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) on your Power System, you can use it to share virtual optical disks with your VIO clients, which lets you write directly from your AIX VMs to the VIOS virtual media repository. This approach is an easy way of creating and storing mksysb backups. The mksysb command creates a bootable, installable image of your AIX OS. Storing the AIX mksysb on your VIOS gives you a very easy way of recovering your OS or restoring individual files from the mksysb ...

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