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 Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.3.
# svcadm enable | disable system/boot-archive
# 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.