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Booting and Shutting Down Oracle® Solaris 11.4 Systems

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Updated: November 2020

Managing the boot-archive SMF Service

The boot-archive service is controlled by SMF. The service instance is svc:/system/boot-archive:default.

To check the status of the boot-archive service, type this command:

$ svcs boot-archive
STATE          STIME    FMRI
online         10:35:14 svc:/system/boot-archive:default

The service must always be enabled. Otherwise, automatic recovery of the boot archive upon a system reboot might not occur. As a result, the boot archive could become unsynchronized or corrupted and would prevent the system from booting.

To enable a disabled boot-archive service, type the following:

$ svcadm enable system/boot-archive

For more information, see the svcadm(8) and svcs(1) man pages.