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Creating and Administering Oracle® Solaris 11.4 Boot Environments

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Updated: November 2019

Creating and Copying Snapshots

You can manually create a snapshot of a BE for reference. This snapshot is a read-only image of a dataset or boot environment at a given point in time. You can create a custom name for the snapshot that indicates when the snapshot was created or what it contains. You can then copy that snapshot.

Note that a clone is a complete bootable copy of an image that can be much larger than a mere snapshot. The snapshot merely records what's changed in the datasets instead of copying all the datasets contents.