System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Enable or Disable the boot-archive Service

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. To enable or disable the boot-archive service, type:

    # svcadm enable | disable system/boot-archive
  3. To verify the state of the boot-archive service, type:

    % svcs boot-archive

    If the service is running, the output displays an online service state.

    STATE          STIME    FMRI
    online          9:02:38 svc:/system/boot-archive:default

    If the service is not running, the output indicates the service is offline.


For information about clearing automatic boot archive update failures, see Automatic Boot Archive Recovery.