The boot-archive service is controlled by the Service Management Facility (SMF). The boot-archive service instance is svc:/system/boot-archive:default. The svcadm command is used to enable and disable services.
To determine if the boot-archive service is running, use the svcs command.
Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.
Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.
To enable or disable the boot-archive service, type:
# svcadm enable | disable system/boot-archive
To verify the state of the boot-archive service, type:
% svcs boot-archive
If the service is running, the output displays an online service state.
STATE STIME FMRI online 9:02:38 svc:/system/boot-archive:default
If the service is not running, the output indicates the service is offline.
For information about clearing automatic boot archive update failures, see Automatic Boot Archive Recovery.