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Is a reboot functionally different than performing a shutdown/restart on AIX servers? If they are the same, why are the timestamps different between the 'last system boot' and 'last reboot'?

$ who -b  
.        system boot Mar 12 22:15  
$ last reboot  
wtmp begins       Apr 03 23:20  
  • A shutdown is drastically different from a reboot, yes. Maybe focus the question on the ‘last” behavior? – Jeff Schaller Apr 4 '18 at 13:55

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