[rescue] Imaging Solaris 2.5 without SCSI devices

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 16:52:09 CST 2011

Well, last night I rolled back all changes I made to the older, more
broken but unmolested 3GX since I got it, essentially rolling it back
to stock Sol. 2.5 + NCE.

Just for fun, I scripted everything to run overnight to my Mac,
resulting in these files:

-rw-r--r--  1 finder  staff  1215922176 Dec  6 04:27 hdd-slice2-bs256.ddimg
-rw-r--r--  1 finder  staff  1215922176 Dec  6 04:03 hdd-slice2.ddimg
-rw-r--r--  1 finder  staff   139378688 Dec  6 05:20 root.cpio
-rw-------  1 finder  staff    57868288 Dec  6 04:43 root.ufsdump
-rw-r--r--  1 finder  staff   141035520 Dec  6 04:39 rootfs.tar
-rw-------  1 finder  staff    91619328 Dec  6 04:46 usr.ufsdump

I'm a thorough person. :)

So if any SparcBook 3GX users want a stock install, I'll toss one on
our department server.

-- Ian

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Sandwich Maker <adh at an.bradford.ma.us>
> " 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!].
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