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|System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (NIS+)|
The NIS+ backup and restore features can be used to quickly down load NIS+ data on to a new replica server. For large namespaces this is much faster than nisping to obtain data from the master server.
To use nisbackup and nisrestore to set up a new replica, perform the following:
Use svcadm disable. This interrupts the automatic transfer for namespace data from the master to the replica using the nisping command.