bttape - Bootable Tape Creation utility
/usr/sbin/sysman bttape [-ui cui | gui [-display displayname]
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.
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]
You must have the appropriate privileges to use this
Bootable Tape Creation utility Help Volume Managment
interface files User-defined file User-defined file to
designate which file systems to back up
Commands: X(1X), btcreate(8), btextract(8)
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