How do I run a manual data backup in AIX?

Sometimes it is useful to run a manual backup outside of the normal schedule:

The validity of the data backup is determined by the state at which the database was backed up. If your system uses a snapshot-based backup script, the backup can be run at any point in the day — regardless of system activity. If you are not using a snapshot-based backup, you must ensure there are no user or phantom processes running on the system.
  • Log in as root
  • At the root prompt (#), run:
/bin/save
  • When the backup has completed, you will return to the root prompt (#)