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Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
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Part I Upgrading With Live Upgrade

1.  Where to Find Oracle Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  Live Upgrade (Overview)

3.  Live Upgrade (Planning)

Live Upgrade Requirements

Live Upgrade System Requirements

Installing Live Upgrade

Required Packages

Live Upgrade Disk Space Requirements

Live Upgrade Requirements If Creating RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrors)

Upgrading a System With Packages or Patches

Guidelines for Creating File Systems With the lucreate Command

Guidelines for Selecting Slices for File Systems

Guidelines for Selecting a Slice for the root (/) File System

Guidelines for Selecting Slices for Mirrored File Systems

General Guidelines When Creating RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrored) File Systems

Guidelines for Selecting a Slice for a Swap Volume

Configuring Swap for the New Boot Environment

Failed Boot Environment Creation If Swap Is in Use

Guidelines for Selecting Slices for Shareable File Systems

Customizing a New Boot Environment's Content

Synchronizing Files Between Boot Environments

Adding Files to the /etc/lu/synclist File

Forcing a Synchronization Between Boot Environments

Booting Multiple Boot Environments

Live Upgrade Character User Interface

4.  Using Live Upgrade to Create a Boot Environment (Tasks)

5.  Upgrading With Live Upgrade (Tasks)

6.  Failure Recovery: Falling Back to the Original Boot Environment (Tasks)

7.  Maintaining Live Upgrade Boot Environments (Tasks)

8.  Upgrading the Oracle Solaris OS on a System With Non-Global Zones Installed

9.  Live Upgrade Examples

Part II Upgrading and Migrating With Live Upgrade to a ZFS Root Pool

10.  Live Upgrade and ZFS (Overview)

11.  Live Upgrade for ZFS (Planning)

12.  Creating a Boot Environment for ZFS Root Pools

13.  Live Upgrade for ZFS With Non-Global Zones Installed

Part III Appendices

A.  Live Upgrade Command Reference

B.  Troubleshooting (Tasks)

C.  Additional SVR4 Packaging Requirements (Reference)

D.  Using the Patch Analyzer When Upgrading (Tasks)



Customizing a New Boot Environment's Content

When you create a new boot environment, some directories and files can be excluded from a copy to the new boot environment. If you have excluded a directory, you can also reinstate specified subdirectories or files under the excluded directory. These subdirectories or files that have been restored are then copied to the new boot environment. For example, you could exclude from the copy all files and directories in /etc/mail but include all files and directories in /etc/mail/staff. For example, the following command copies the staff subdirectory to the new boot environment.

# lucreate -n second_disk -x /etc/mail -y /etc/mail/staff


Caution - Use the file-exclusion options with caution. Do not remove files or directories that are required by the system.

For examples of customizing the directories and files when creating a boot environment, see Creating a Boot Environment and Customizing the Content.