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Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
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Part I Overall Planning of an Oracle Solaris Installation or Upgrade

1.  Where to Find Oracle Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  Oracle Solaris Installation and Upgrade Roadmap

3.  System Requirements, Guidelines, and Upgrade Information

4.  Gathering Information Before an Installation or Upgrade

Part II Understanding Installations Related to ZFS, Booting, Oracle Solaris Zones, and RAID-1 Volumes

5.  ZFS Root File System Installation Planning

What's New in the Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Release for ZFS Installation

What's New in the Oracle Solaris 10 10/09 Release for ZFS Installation

Requirements for Installing a ZFS Root Pool

Disk Space Requirements for a ZFS Installation

Oracle Solaris Installation Programs for Installing ZFS Root Pools

Text Installer and ZFS Installation

Live Upgrade and ZFS Installation

JumpStart and ZFS Installation

6.  SPARC and x86 Based Booting (Overview and Planning)

7.  Upgrading When Oracle Solaris Zones Are Installed on a System

8.  Creating RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrors) During Installation (Overview)

9.  Creating RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrors) During Installation (Planning)



What's New in the Oracle Solaris 10 10/09 Release for ZFS Installation

Starting with the Solaris 10 10/09 release, you can set up a JumpStart profile to identify a flash archive of a ZFS root pool.

A flash archive can be created on a system that is running a UFS root file system or a ZFS root file system. A flash archive of a ZFS root pool contains the entire pool hierarchy except for the swap and dump volumes and any excluded datasets. The swap and dump volumes are created when the flash archive is installed.

You can use the flash archive installation method as follows:

  1. Generate a flash archive that can be used to install and boot a system with a ZFS root file system.

  2. Perform a JumpStart installation of a system by using the ZFS flash archive.

    Note - Creating a ZFS flash archive backs up an entire root pool, not individual boot environments. Individual datasets within the pool can be excluded by using the -D option of the flarcreate and flar command.

For detailed instructions and limitations, see Installing a ZFS Root File System (Oracle Solaris Flash Archive Installation) in Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration Guide.