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Booting and Shutting Down Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: October 2017

Managing the boot-archive SMF Service

The boot-archive service is controlled by SMF. The service instance is svc:/system/boot-archive:default. The svcadm command is used to enable and disable services.

If the boot-archive service is disabled, automatic recovery of the boot archive upon a system reboot might not occur. As a result, the boot archive could become unsynchronized or corrupted, which would prevent the system from booting.

To determine whether the boot-archive service is running, use the svcs command, as follows:

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

In this example, the output of the svcs command indicates that the boot-archive service is online.

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

How to Enable or Disable the boot-archive SMF Service

  1. Become an administrator.

    For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.3.

  2. To enable or disable the boot-archive service, type:
    # svcadm enable | disable system/boot-archive
  3. To verify the state of the boot-archive service, type:
    # svcs boot-archive

    If the service is running, the output displays an online service state.

    STATE          STIME    FMRI
    online          9:02:38 svc:/system/boot-archive:default

    If the service is not running, the output indicates that the service is offline.