You can list the header information from the mksysb backup with the lsmksysb command. Because a mksysb backup takes a snapshot of the OS, it's often helpful to see what the mksysb root volume group (rootvg) looked like before you attempt a restore. The lsmksysb command provides some really helpful information: The date the backup was made The OS level of the backup The size of the file systems that were backed up A list of the logical volumes in the source ...

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