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Creating and Administering Oracle® Solaris 11.4 Boot Environments

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Updated: November 2019

Cloning a Boot Environment From an Existing Snapshot

A snapshot is not bootable. However, you can clone a new BE from an existing snapshot. Then you can activate and boot that new BE.

How to Clone a Boot Environment From a Snapshot

Before You Begin

Ensure that your role has the appropriate rights profiles to perform this procedure. See Using Rights Profiles to Administer Boot Environments.

  1. Clone a new BE from a snapshot.
    $ beadm create -e snapshot-name NewName

    As previously indicated, the snapshot name is in the format BEFMRI@snapshotdescription. For example:

    $ beadm create -e BE1@now BE2
  2. (Optional) Activate the new BE.
    $ beadm activate BE2

    At the next system reboot, BE2 will be used and becomes the default BE.