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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       bttape - Bootable Tape Creation utility

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       /usr/sbin/sysman  bttape [-ui cui | gui [-display displayname]

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Specifies the user interface to be invoked.   The  choices
       are:  Invokes  the  command  line  interface.  Invokes the
       graphical user interface.  Specific command  line  options
       that will be used to interact.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  Bootable  Tape Creation utility is used by the system
       administrator to create a bootable system image, that consists
  of a standalone kernel and copies of specified file
       systems. This standalone kernel is known as a miniroot and
       contains  the requirements for a minimal operating system.

       In the event of a crash recovery, the system administrator
       can boot and restore file systems from the bootable system
       image by using the btextract(8) utility.

       During the creation of the bootable system image, you  are
       prompted  for  the  kernel  name, the tape device, and the
       type of miniroot file system, that is, a memory file  system
  or  disk  partition  to be used for the bootable tape

       You are also prompted for the  pathname  of  the  Miniroot
       Append file, which lets you specify which additional files
       or directories should be included  in  the  miniroot.  The
       size  of the Miniroot Append file should not exceed 360KB.
       You are also prompted for the pathname of the File  System
       Backup File which defines which file systems are backed up
       to tape. Each line of this file specifies one file  system
       by  its device name, mount point, and type of file system.
       The bttape(8) utility provides for the creation and  modification
 of these files.

       The bttape command has two user interface options: Graphical
 user interface (GUI) Command line interface (CUI)

       Online help is available for the bttape  application.   To
       get help, select any Help button or use the Help pull-down

   Running the Graphical User Interface Option:
       The bttape application can be invoked from:

       The CDE Application Manager
       Application Group: System_Admin
       System Admin SubGroup: Storage_Management

       To  start   bttape   from   the   command   line,   enter:
       /usr/sbin/sysman bttape -gui

   Running the Command Line Interface Option:
       To start the bttape command line interface, enter the following
 command from the terminal: /usr/sbin/sysman  bttape
       -ui cui [cuioptions]

RESTRICTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       You  must  have  the  appropriate  privileges  to use this

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Bootable  Tape  Creation  utility  Help  Volume  Managment
       interface  files  User-defined  file  User-defined file to
       designate which file systems to back up

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands: X(1X), btcreate(8), btextract(8)

       System Administration

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