This chapter describes two ways to create a copy of an Oracle Solaris IPS package repository:
Use repository files from media or from an Oracle Solaris download site.
Retrieve the repository content from the Internet manually or automatically.
In all cases, first create a separate ZFS file system in a shared location for your local package repository. After the repository is created, verify and snapshot the repository.
This chapter also provides the following information:
Performance and troubleshooting information related to copying repositories.
A description of the content available from different repository sources.