[rescue] Imaging Solaris 2.5 without SCSI devices

David Griffith dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu
Mon Dec 5 20:34:18 CST 2011

On Mon, 5 Dec 2011, Ian Finder wrote:

> Thanks Carl.
> I have a nice Origin 200 running as an NFS server here, and I was
> going to try that.
> Mostly what I'm worried about is DDing a mounted, running, volume.
> Is this something that should be attempted from single user mode or similar?
> Namely worried about filesystem integrity and locks.
> I'm concerned because I have no good way of verifying the integrity of
> the image without wiping the drive, due to simple lack of hardware.

If you can guarantee that nothing will touch the drive while you dd it, 
you'll be fine.  If you want to boot off the drive you plan to image, then 
go to single-user mode.

David Griffith
dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu

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