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Creating and Using Oracle® Solaris Zones

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Updated: August 2019
 
 

Using Unified Archives

This method is useful for installing multiple zones for a large deployment.

A Unified Archive file contains images of a running Oracle Solaris system, including zones that are configured on it. Optionally, you can archive only the zones on the system for purposes of zone provisioning.

To create an archive, see Creating a Unified Archive in Using Unified Archives for System Recovery and Cloning in Oracle Solaris 11.4 and the archiveadm(8) man page.

To install zones from an archive, use the following command:

global$ zoneadm install -a full-path-to-archive [-z archived-zone] [-c full-path-to-profile.xml]

Specify the –c option if you are using a configuration profile. See Using Manifests and Configuration Profiles for information.

If the archive contains multiple zones, specify the –z option to select the zone to use.


Note -  Support for zoneadm subcommands differ depending on the brand of zone being used. For details, refer to the zoneadm(8) man page.

See also How to Deploy a Zone From a Unified Archive in Using Unified Archives for System Recovery and Cloning in Oracle Solaris 11.4.