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|Managing Boot Environments With Oracle Solaris 11 Express Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10|
You can manually create a snapshot of an existing boot environment for your reference. This snapshot is a read-only image of a dataset or boot environment at a given point in time. You can create a custom name for the snapshot that indicates when the snapshot was created or what it contains.
$ beadm create BEname@snapshotdescription
Replace the variable, BEname@snapshotdescription, with a custom name for your snapshot. The custom name must use the format BEname@snapshotdescription, where BEname is the name of an existing boot environment that you want to make a snapshot from. Type a custom snapshotdescription to identify the date or purpose of the snapshot.
Sample snapshot names include:
Note - Unless you use the beadm create command to assign a custom title to a snapshot, titles for snapshots automatically include a timestamp that indicates when the snapshot was taken.