To exclude data that is not on a ZFS dataset boundary from the archive, you must use cpio or pax with flarcreate. You can use the –L archiver option to specify cpio or pax as the method to archive the files.
This example procedure uses NFS to place the flash archive on the target Oracle Solaris 11 system, but you could use any method to move the files.
You must be the global administrator or a user with the required rights profile in the global zone to perform this procedure.
For more information, see Assigning Rights to Non-Root Users to Manage Zones in Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Zones.
# cd /
source-system # flarcreate -S -n s10-system -x /path/to/exclude -L cpio /net/target/export/archives/s10-system.flar Determining which filesystems will be included in the archive... Creating the archive... cpio: File size of "etc/mnttab" has increased by 435 2068650 blocks 1 error(s) Archive creation complete.