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USB Flash Drive Support in AIX

Technote (FAQ)


Can I use a USB Flash Drive with AIX?


Beginning with AIX 5L Version 5.3 with the 5300-09 Technology Level and AIX 6.1 with the 6100-02 Technology Level, USB flash drives are supported. To use these devices, install the following device package:
devices.usbif.08025002 USB Mass Storage Device Software

Only ISO file systems (read-only ISO 9660) are supported on these drives. You can create a system backup on the drives by using the tar command, cpio command, or the backup or restore archives. You can also use the dd command to add the ISO images to the drives.

AIX 5.3 Release Notes PDF

AIX 6.1 USB Flash Drive Support
AIX 7.1 USB Flash Drive Support
AIX 7.2 USB Flash Drive Support

Document information

More support for: AIX family

Software version: 5.3, 6.1, 7.1

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: T1018989

Modified date: 20 September 2017

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