System Administration Guide, Volume 1

Using Standard Output With ufsdump

When you specify a dash (-) as the dump-file argument, ufsdump writes to the standard output.

Note -

The -v option (verify) does not work when the dump-file argument is standard output.

You can use the ufsdump and ufsrestore commands in a pipeline to copy a file system by writing to the standard output with ufsdump and reading from the standard input with ufsrestore, as shown in this example:

# ufsdump 0f - /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s7 | (cd /home; ufsrestore xf -)