Creating and Administering Oracle® Solaris 11.2 Boot Environments

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Updated: July 2014

Cloning a Boot Environment From an Existing Snapshot

A snapshot of a boot environment is not bootable. However, you can clone a new boot environment from an existing snapshot. Then you can activate and boot that new boot environment.

How to Clone a Boot Environment From a Snapshot

  1. Become an administrator.

    For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .

  2. Clone a new boot environment from a snapshot.
    # beadm create -e BEname@snapshotdescription NewName

    BEname@snapshotdescription is the name of an existing snapshot and description. NewName is a custom name for your new boot environment.

    For example:

    # beadm create -e BE1@now BE2

    This command creates a new boot environment named BE2 from the existing snapshot named BE1@now.

Next Steps

You can activate this new boot environment. See Changing the Default Boot Environment.