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No, I dont think this is supported. But there is a workaround and details of 2 RFEs given in this article. That may help you: https://kb.bmc.com/infocenter/index?page=content&id=KA347695&actp=search&viewlocale=en_US&searchid=1336011152220
The rollback is supported only by using the commit options, if you have just chosen to apply the patches, you can reject all in apply state. See man page of installp command for the same. You can automate that and create a script job in bbsa.
If you chose commit , there is no way to rollback
This is exactly how it behaves if u do patching manually outside bbsa using Fixget or suma .
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can you let me know the procedure or step to rollback if we have chosen to "apply"?
the installp -s command can be used to list all filesets which are not in committed state
and the installp -r command can be used to reject a fileset.
You can also use lslpp -lc option to list all filestes with attribiutes seprated by a colon (:). and then use awk or a script to parse all filesets that are in applied state and write them to a file.
Use this file as input to installp -r command.
I dont have a ready script.
BMC Support can help to get a well written script to do the same.
BTW, What is the reason of you rollbacking ?
The best practice for AIX Patching is to move to the latest available ML/TL/CSP for your version
DO you apply indivdual fixes/APARS or emergency fixes as well ?
once again thnx Rohit.
The reason for rollbacking: Just i wanted to know the tool (BBSA 8.0) capabilities.
As im supposed to apply particular one patch on AIX server. If i need to rollback after deployment then can we do or not using tool? because there is option to select either "apply" or "auto-commit" and also mentioned in VPCuser guide pdf but not mentioned how to rollback?
The rollback of individual patches on AIX can be tricky.
But I am sure, once you have a clear AIX patching strategy in place for your environment, it will make more sense to you.
When you say apply a particular patch ? Do you mean a ML/TL ? APAR or a efix ?
Yes I can think so...:)
Its a TL...