If you are unfamiliar with this procedure, you should use mksysb or saveDT instead (see Saving your current data).

You should do a full export of all your applications and any applications they require. For instructions on exporting applications, see the Blueworx Voice Response for AIX: Designing and Managing State Table Applications information.

The export utility uses the AIX tar command to save your application data in a single file, using the United States Tape Archiver format (USTAR). This format supports:

You need to ensure that the files you are saving, and the directory you are saving to, do not exceed these limits.

Next step: Starting the migration process