[rescue] Imaging Solaris 2.5 without SCSI devices

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Tue Dec 6 13:34:49 CST 2011

" From: Patrick Giagnocavo <xemacs5 at gmail.com>
" Have to be careful with flarchive however.  I created a flash archive
" and then had to set up a netboot/JumpStart environment in order to
" restore a ZFS-root system onto a VM.

not a bad way to implement restores though.  it gets you straight back
to -your-system-, without any fiddle-faddle [tech jargon].

i'd thought of setting a diskless boot env up for these emergencies.
solaris [and hpux 10 btw] can run with swap only in ram, if you aren't
doing much - and the only point would be to restore onto a fresh disk
from the backup server, after which you'd reboot locally.  and since
you don't need to nfs-mount swap, diskless host load is pretty light,
meaning 1 host could support dozens or hundreds of clients [not
booting all at once!].
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
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