Managing File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

Sharing File System Data Across Boot Environments

A mechanism that enables automatic data sharing across different boot environments is available from Oracle Solaris 11.1 release. These shared directories are stored in the rpool/VARSHARE file system that is mounted at /var/share. Placement of shared data in the /var directory reduces the amount of space needed for all boot environments.

For example:

# ls /var/share
audit cores crash mail 

The /var/share file system generally requires no administration, with the exception of ensuring that the /var components do not fill the root file system.

Symbolic links are automatically created from /var to the /var/share components listed above for compatibility purposes. For more information, see datasets (5) .