Topics: AIX, Backup & restore, System Admin

How to restore an file from an existing mksysb file

Change the /tmp directory (or a directory where you would like to store the / file from the mksysb image) and restore the / file from the mksysb:

# cd /tmp
# restore -xqvf [/location/of/mksysb/file] ./
If you want to list the files in a mksysb image first, you can run the following command:
# restore -Tqvf [/location/of/mksysb/file]

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