Steve,

Another option would be a full restore from one of your IBM I partitions.
This would also test your recovery at the same time.

Paul

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Subject: Quickest, easiest way to load OS on new partition

We have an HMC-managed Power 8 with several IBM i partitions along with other AIX and Linux partitions. What is the quickest, easiest way to load the OS on a newly created partition?

We don't have physical media but we do have the full V7R3 OS in an IFS directory on one of the existing partitions. These are the images that were used when we upgraded the other partitions to V7R3 (probably V7R3 TR3 so we would have to get the latest TR and PTFs after we get the new partition functional).

The partition has not yet been created (if that's a factor in your recommendation). This is not i-hosting-i - this will be a separate partition with its own resources.

Thanks,

Steve McKay
(205) 585-8424
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