Solaris Transition Guide

Determining What To Back Up

You should create a list of the SunOS release 4 files and file systems that you want to back up and restore after installing Solaris 7 software.

Making a List of System Components to Back Up

Make a list of all the system components in the existing SunOS release 4 environment and decide which are critical to the user's system. Consider:

Making a List of Files and File Systems to Back Up

Use the following guidelines to make the list of file systems to save:

Making a List of SunOS System Configuration Files to Back Up

There are a number of SunOS release 4 system configuration files that can be merged or converted for the Solaris platform. Use the example list that follows to help select the system configuration files you want to back up.

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The list contains suggestions. You should study the items in the list carefully and add or delete files depending on the configuration at your site. For example, if you have special files in directories from third-party software vendors, you may need to save them.

If the system is a NIS master server, you should save all the files that reside in the NIS master directory (for example, /etc). Additionally, save any other master files that you added to NIS. Examples of files to back up include: