[rescue] Imaging Solaris 2.5 without SCSI devices
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Mon Dec 5 22:04:33 CST 2011
When I clone a solaris disk I just dd slice 2 (the backup slice). This
clones the whole disk.
On 12/5/2011 8:34 PM, Ian Finder wrote:
> 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
>>> 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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