If you use the Network Installation Manager (NIM) to back up your AIX NIM clients, there’s an easy way to find out how much disk space each client uses for its OS. The trick is to examine the header information in each mksysb backup resource. This can be very helpful in capacity planning; for example, if you’re planning to migrate your AIX NIM clients to new storage, it’s crucial to know just how much disk you’ll need for each VM. The root volume group sizes can ...

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