[rescue] Imaging Solaris 2.5 without SCSI devices

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 21:34:38 CST 2011


Can anyone confirm or deny:

It seems solaris doesn't offer a method to access the whole disk
device, so I'd need to DD each partition separately?

Also, what do people think of using ufsdump?

- Ian

On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 6:34 PM, David Griffith <dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu> wrote:
> 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.
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> David Griffith
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