Using Unified Archives for System Recovery and Cloning in Oracle Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

How to Deploy a System From a Unified Archive Using Bootable Media

  1. Become an administrator.

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

  2. Create a media image.

    Create a media image from an existing archive.

    # archiveadm create-media archive-name
  3. Create bootable media.
    • ISO images – Burn the .iso file to a CD or DVD.
    • USB images – Use the usbcopy utility to copy the image to a USB flash drive.

      Note -  You can add this utility to your system by installing the pkg:/install/distribution-constructor package.
  4. Boot from the media.

    Boot the system from the device that contains the boot image. A “hands-free” installation is performed. After the installation completes and the system is rebooted, you will be ask asked to provide configuration information for the system.

Example 2-13  Creating an ISO media image.

To create an ISO image, you must include the –f option as shown below.

# archiveadm create-media -f iso archive.uar