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The boot administration interface, bootadm, enables you to perform the follow tasks for maintaining the boot archives:
List the files and directories that are included in a system's boot archive.
Manually update the current boot archives on a system.
The syntax of the command is as follows:
bootadm [subcommand] [-option] [-R altroot]
For more information about the bootadm command, see the bootadm(1M) man page.
During the process of booting the system, if a warning message that is similar to the following is displayed, take action accordingly:
WARNING: Automatic update of the boot archive failed. Update the archives using 'bootadm update-archive' command and then reboot the system from the same device that was previously booted.
The following procedure describes how to manually update an out-of-date boot archive by using the bootadm command.
Note - The same procedure can also be used to manually update the boot archive.
# bootadm update-archive
Note - To update the boot archive on an alternate root file system, type the following command:
# bootadm update-archive -R /a
Specifies an alternate root path to apply to the update-archive subcommand.
Caution - The root file system of any non-global zone must not be referenced with the -R option. Doing so might damage the global zone's file system, compromise the security of the global zone, or damage the non-global zone's file system. See the zones(5) man page.