JavaScript is required to for searching.
Skip Navigation Links
Exit Print View
System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
search filter icon
search icon

Document Information


1.  Managing Removable Media (Overview/Tasks)

2.  Writing CDs and DVDs (Tasks)

3.  Managing Devices (Tasks)

4.  Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks)

5.  Managing USB Devices (Tasks)

6.  Using InfiniBand Devices (Overview/Tasks)

7.  Managing Disks (Overview)

8.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

9.  Administering Disks (Tasks)

10.  SPARC: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

11.  x86: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

12.  Configuring Oracle Solaris iSCSI Targets (Tasks)

13.  The format Utility (Reference)

14.  Managing File Systems (Overview)

15.  Creating and Mounting File Systems (Tasks)

16.  Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)

17.  Checking UFS File System Consistency (Tasks)

18.  UFS File System (Reference)

19.  Backing Up and Restoring UFS File Systems (Overview/Tasks)

20.  Using UFS Snapshots (Tasks)

21.  Copying Files and File Systems (Tasks)

22.  Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)

23.  UFS Backup and Restore Commands (Reference)

How the ufsdump Command Works

Determining Device Characteristics

Detecting the End of Media

Copying Data With the ufsdump Command

Purpose of the /etc/dumpdates File

Backup Device (dump-file) Argument

Local Tape or Diskette Drive

Remote Tape or Diskette Drive

Using Standard Output With the ufsdump Command

Specifying Files to Back Up

Specifying Tape Characteristics

Limitations of the ufsdump Command

Specifying ufsdump Command Options and Arguments

Default ufsdump Options

The ufsdump Command and Security Issues

Specifying ufsrestore Options and Arguments


Specifying ufsrestore Options and Arguments

The syntax of the ufsrestore command is as follows:

/usr/sbin/ufsrestore options arguments filenames

Is a single string of one-letter option names. You must choose one and only one of these options: i, r, R, t, or x. For a description of the ufsrestore options, see ufsrestore(1M).


Follows the option string with the arguments that match the options. The option letters and their associated arguments must be in the same order.


Specifies the file or files to be restored as arguments to the x or t options. These arguments must always come last, separated by spaces.