You must be the global administrator or a user with appropriate authorizations in the global zone to perform this procedure.
This example describes how to create an archive of a zone and then attach that archive to another system. It assumes that the administrator on the source and target hosts are able to access a shared NFS server for temporary file storage. In the event that shared temporary space is not available, other means, such as scp secure copy, a remote file copy program, can be used to copy the files between the source and target machines. The scp program requests passwords or passphrases if they are needed for authentication.
For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .
host1# zoneadm -z my-zone shutdown
host1# zoneadm -z my-zone detach
The detached zone is now in the configured state. The zone will not automatically boot when the global zone next boots.
host1# mkdir /net/server/zonearchives/my-zone host1# zonecfg -z my-zone export > /net/server/zonearchives/my-zone/my-zone.zonecfg
host1# zfs list -H -o name /zones/my-zone rpool/zones/my-zone host1# zfs snapshot -r rpool/zones/my-zone@v2v host1# zfs send -rc rpool/zones/my-zone@v2v | gzip > /net/server/zonearchives/my-zone/my-zone.zfs.gz
Use of compression is optional, but it is generally faster because less I/O is performed while writing and subsequently reading the archive. For more information, see Managing ZFS File Systems in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .
host2# zonecfg -z my-zone -f /net/server/zonearchives/my-zone/my-zone.zonecfg
You will see the following system message:
my-zone: No such zone configured Use 'create' to begin configuring a new zone.
host2# zonecfg:my-zone> info zonename: my-zone zonepath: /zones/my-zone autoboot: false pool: net: address: 192.168.0.90 physical: net0
For example, the network physical device is different on the new host, or devices that are part of the configuration might have different names on the new host.
host2# zonecfg -z my-zone zonecfg:my-zone> select net physical=net0 zonecfg:my-zone:net> set physical=net100 zonecfg:my-zone:net> end
zonecfg:my-zone> commit zonecfg:my-zone> exit
host2# zoneadm -z my-zone install -p -a /net/server/zonearchives/my-zone/my-zone.zfs.gz
In this release, you can also attach the zone, performing the minimum updates required to allow the attach to succeed. If updates are allowed, catalogs from publishers are refreshed during a zoneadm attach.
host2# zoneadm -z my-zone attach -u -a /net/server/zonearchives/my-zone/my-zone.zfs.gz
host2# zoneadm -z my-zone install -U -p -a /net/server/zonearchives/my-zone/my-zone.zfs.gz
In this release, you can also attach the zone, updating all packages in the zone to the latest version that is compatible with the global zone.
host2# zoneadm -z my-zone install -U -a /net/server/zonearchives/my-zone/my-zone.zfs.gz
host2# zoneadm -z my-zone attach -a /net/server/zonearchives/my-zone/my-zone.zfs.gz
If a storage object contains any preexisting partitions, zpools, or UFS file systems, the install fails and an error message is displayed. To continue the installation and overwrite any preexisting data, use the –x option to zoneadm install.