[rescue] Imaging Solaris 2.5 without SCSI devices

Carl R. Friend crfriend at rcn.com
Mon Dec 5 16:47:00 CST 2011

    On Mon, 5 Dec 2011, Ian Finder wrote:

> Does anyone know the best way of doing this short of dding the disc to
> a 1GB external SCSI drive?

    If your extant system boots up enough to join a network that
supports NFS you can (1) dd the running disk to a file on an NFS-
mounted spot, (2) tar/cpio the contents pf the running disk to an
NFS-mounted directory hierarchy.

    Option 1 will yield something that can be booted in a simulator
(QEMU comes to mind) and option two will save key files that'll
contain all the on-disk configuration in a readable strcuture for
future reference.  Option 1 will allow you to recreate a bootable
disk so long as you have *another* device that you can connect a
compatible disk to; option 2 will, of necessity, be missing the


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