System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System

Other Archive Creation Methods

You can use alternate methods for creating the archive. The installer can accept the following archive formats:

Additionally, the installer can accept a directory of files created by using an archiving utility that saves and restores file permissions, ownership, and links. Thus, an example of a utility that cannot be used is tar, because tar does not handle links.

For more information, see the cpio(1), pax(1), bzip2(1), gzip(1), and ufsdump(1M) man pages.