all installed zones excluded, at least one zone is required
Solution: When using the archiveadm create command, add a zone to be included using the –z option.
archives larger than 4GB can not use ISO format
Solution: When using the archiveadm create-media command, use the USB format for archives larger than 4GB.
estimated archive size larger than staging area /root
Solution: When an archive is created, data is streamed to the directory where the archive is created. A capacity check is performed prior to archive creation and it may fail. Sometimes datasets have the refreservation property set which causes the capacity check to fail. In this case, it is possible for the pool to appear to have enough space for the archive, but the referred space reservation causes the failure. Note that ZFS volumes are created with a default refreservation which is equal to a little bit more than their size. Reduce or remove the refreservation property value or run the command so that the archive is created in another dataset.
excluded dataset includes active boot environment, dataset cannot be excluded
Solution: When using the archiveadm create command, the dataset for the active boot environment cannot be excluded. Remove the dataset from the –D option list.
FS type 'fs-type' is not allowed via fs-allowed property in the zone configuration. Media cannot be created.
Solution: When using the archiveadm create-media command, neither the ufs or pcfs file system type may be set as the fs-allowed property when creating a zone configuration. Use the zonecfg -z zone info command to view the fs-allowed property for the zone.
multiple zones not allowed for recovery archive
Solution: When using the archiveadm create command, this error occurs when the –z option includes more than one zone. Instead, create a clone archive create a clone archive or create a recovery archive for each zone individually.
no global zones found in archive
When using the archiveadm create-media command, this error indicates that the archive does not contain a global zone. When using this command, the archive passed in needs to contain a global zone or a kernel zone archive.
only a single host global zone is allowed
Solution: When using the archiveadm create-media command, create media images for each global zone separately.
output path is not writeable
Solution: When using the archiveadm create command, check the permissions of the directory that you are trying to write the archive in.
required package system/boot/grub not installed
Solution: When using the archiveadm create-media command on an x86-based system, the system/grub/boot package must be installed. Install this package from a package repository using the following command: pkg install system/grub/boot.
'solaris-kz' branded zones must be running or excluded from archive creation
Solution: When using the archiveadm create command, either boot the branded zone or exclude the zone using the –Z option.
source is not a Solaris Automated installer ISO image
Solution: When using the archiveadm create-media command, select an ISO image to use with the –s option.
source ISO does not support archive operations
When using the archiveadm create-media command, the ISO image selected for media creation does not support unified archives. Create an ISO image on a system with Oracle Solaris 11.2 installed to create an ISO archive that supports unified archive operations.
Staging area is out of space
Solution: It is possible for the pool to fill or dataset quota to be met after the capacity check is performed. If other archives are being created or data is somehow otherwise being written to the pool, it may fill. As with all IO operations, capacity planning will help avoid this issue.
unable to find an AI image source
During archive or media creation, the AI image cannot be found and downloaded. Make sure the install-image/solaris-auto-install package is present on the available publishers.
Unable to revert packages. Please check publishers.
Solution: During archive creation, the archive package image is prepared for redeployment. Part of this process performs IPS package operations. It is likely that these operations will require data from the publishers be available. Therefore, the configured publishers must be available during archive creation.
unable to verify ISO image provided
During archive creation or media-creation, the AI ISO image cannot be mounted and verified. There may be a problem with the image, the mountpoint, or the LOFI device. Verify that each of these items is correct.
'zone' and 'exclude_zone' are mutually exclusive
Solution: When using the archiveadm create command, the same zone was listed with the –z option which lists zones to include when creating an archive and the –Z option which lists zones to exclude.
zone exclusion not allowed for recovery archive
Solution: When using the archiveadm create command, either create a clone archive with excluded zones or remove the –Z option to create a recovery archive.
zones must not be in incomplete or unavailable states for recovery archive creation
Solution: When using the archiveadm create command, you can exclude the incomplete or unavailable zones from the archive by using the –Z option.