Creating and Using Oracle Solaris 10 Zones

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Updated: September 2014

Other Archive Creation Methods

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

  • cpio archives

  • gzip compressed cpio archives

  • bzip2 compressed cpio archives

  • pax archives created with the –x xustar (XUSTAR) format

  • ufsdump level zero (full) backups

Additionally, the installer can only accept a directory of files created by using an archiving utility that saves and restores file permissions, ownership, and links.

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

Note -  If you use a method other than flash archive for creating an archive for P2V, you must unmount the processor-dependent lofs-mounted hardware capabilities (hwcap) library on the source system before you create the archive. Otherwise, the zone installed with the archive might not boot on the target system. After you have created the archive, you can remount the proper hardware capabilities library on top of /lib/ by using lofs and the mount –O option.
source-system# umount /lib/
source-system# mount -O -F lofs /lib/