bttape - Bootable Tape Creation utility
/usr/sbin/sysman bttape [-ui cui | gui [-display displayname] ]
-ui Specifies the user interface to be invoked. The choices are:
cui Invokes the command line interface.
gui Invokes the graphical user interface.
Specific command line options that will be used to interact.
The Bootable Tape Creation utility is used by the system administrator to
create a bootable system image, that consists of a standalone kernel and
copies of specified file systems. This standalone kernel is known as a
miniroot and contains the requirements for a minimal operating system.
In the event of a crash recovery, the system administrator can boot and
restore file systems from the bootable system image by using the btex-
During the creation of the bootable system image, you are prompted for the
kernel name, the tape device, and the type of miniroot file system, that
is, a memory file system or disk partition to be used for the bootable tape
You are also prompted for the pathname of the Miniroot Append file, which
lets you specify which additional files or directories should be included
in the miniroot. The size of the Miniroot Append file should not exceed
360KB. You are also prompted for the pathname of the File System Backup
File which defines which file systems are backed up to tape. Each line of
this file specifies one file system by its device name, mount point, and
type of file system. The bttape(8) utility provides for the creation and
modification of these files.
The bttape command has two user interface options:
+ Graphical user interface (GUI)
+ Command line interface (CUI)
Online help is available for the bttape application. To get help, select
any Help button or use the Help pull-down menu.
Running the Graphical User Interface Option:
The bttape application can be invoked from:
The CDE Application Manager
Application Group: System_Admin
System Admin SubGroup: Storage_Management
To start bttape from the command line, enter:
/usr/sbin/sysman bttape -gui
Running the Command Line Interface Option:
To start the bttape command line interface, enter the following command
from the terminal:
/usr/sbin/sysman bttape -ui cui [cuioptions]
You must have the appropriate privileges to use this application.
Bootable Tape Creation utility Help Volume
Managment interface files
Miniroot Append File
File System Backup File
User-defined file to designate which file systems to back up
Commands: X(1X), btcreate(8), btextract(8)