[rescue] Imaging Solaris 2.5 without SCSI devices

Cody Swanson mailinglists at sysop.ca
Tue Dec 6 11:39:17 CST 2011

With regards to ufsdump, lately I've been using flash archive to clone 
systems that are on dissimilar hardware. Most recently this has been 
quite handy in the creation of branded Solaris 8 containers running on 
modern Solaris 10 hosts. It's been a great way to extend the life of 
legacy systems that are still required. I've also used it to clone one 
Solaris 8 system to the other using the flash archive install method. 
Unfortunately flarcreate is only available on Solaris 8 and newer.

On 12/6/2011 9:44 AM, Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " From: Ian Finder<ian.finder at gmail.com>
> "
> " []
> "
> " Also, what do people think of using ufsdump?
> this is my preference, and i've used it to clone systems.  the
> advantage it has over dd is that it isn't tied to disk geometry; you
> can ufsrestore on a partition that's smaller than the dumped as long
> as it has enough free space, but your dd target better be exactly the
> same size or larger - and its reporting geometry will be overwritten
> with the src disk's geometry specs, since that's in the dd raw
> bitstream.
> ufsdump is slower than dd, and has to be done fs-by-fs, but it's
> faster than tar, cpio, and all the others.  it does devices too.
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