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Booting and Shutting Down Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: October 2017

Changing the Eviction Behavior for All Boot Pool Datasets

BE datasets are retained in order of the last boot, so datasets associated with recently booted BEs would be retained. By default, datasets that have not been booted recently will be removed if the boot pool gets full. To change this behavior, type the following command:

# bootadm boot-pool set eviction_algorithm=none

This will prevent a dataset from being removed from the boot pool. However, if the boot pool gets full, activities that add information to the boot pool will fail. The activities that add information to a boot pool include:

  • Creating a new BE, which is often done by pkg operations

  • Activating a BE whose dataset is not in the boot pool

  • Changing the policy on a BE to noevict