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Starting with the Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 release, you can use the interactive text-based installation method to install a Flash archive to a ZFS root pool.
For detailed instructions and limitations, see Chapter 5, Installing and Booting an Oracle Solaris ZFS Root File System, in Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration Guide.
Unlike the ZFS Flash archives in the previous releases, a Flash archive created on a ZFS root master system does not contain all the existing boot environments. Instead, the archive only contains the active ZFS boot environment. The archive does not include those datasets that are excluded explicitly with the -D option of the lucreate command and the user data present in the top-level pool dataset. The swap and dump volumes are not included into the archive but are created when the Flash archive is installed.
For more information on creating and installing ZFS Flash archives, refer to Chapter 5, Installing and Booting an Oracle Solaris ZFS Root File System, in Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration Guide.