Documentation

mksysb – Generates AIX mksysb rootvg backups

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module manages a basic AIX mksysb (image) of rootvg.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
backup_crypt_files
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Backup encrypted files.
backup_dmapi_fs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Back up DMAPI filesystem files.
create_map_files
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Creates a new MAP files.
exclude_files
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Excludes files using /etc/rootvg.exclude.
exclude_wpar_files
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Excludes WPAR files.
extended_attrs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Backup extended attributes.
name
- / required
Backup name
new_image_data
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Creates a new file data.
software_packing
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Exclude files from packing option listed in /etc/exclude_packing.rootvg.
storage_path
- / required
Storage path where the mksysb will stored.
use_snapshot
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Creates backup using snapshots.

Examples

- name: Running a backup image mksysb
  mksysb:
    name: myserver
    storage_path: /repository/images
    exclude_files: yes
    exclude_wpar_files: yes

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
changed
boolean
added in 2.5
always
Return changed for mksysb actions as true or false.

msg
string
added in 2.5
always
Return message regarding the action.



Status

Authors

  • Kairo Araujo (@kairoaraujo)

Hint

If you notice any issues in this documentation you can edit this document to improve it.