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Example 2—Backing up using the snapshot feature and the vxibc utility

  1. Perform step 1 to step 4 of Example 1—Decision support using the traditional snapshot feature and the vxibc utility.
  2. On the Secondary, copy the snapshot to tapes using a backup utility or the UNIX command dd. Use the dd command as follows:

    # dd if=/dev/vx/rdsk/hrdg/SNAP-hr_dv01 of=/dev/rmt/0

    # dd if=/dev/vx/rdsk/hrdg/SNAP-hr_dv02 of=/dev/rmt/0

  3. Reattach the snapshot plexes to the original volumes:

    # vxrvg -g hrdg snapback hr_rvg