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Creating and Using Oracle® Solaris 10 Zones

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Updated: October 2017

How to Use flarcreate to Create the Image

On a system with a ZFS root, you can use the flarcreate command described in the flarcreate(1M) Oracle Solaris 10 man page to create the system image. By default, the flar created is a ZFS send stream as described in Saving, Sending, and Receiving ZFS Data in Managing ZFS File Systems in Oracle Solaris 11.3.

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.

  1. Become an administrator.

    For more information, see Assigning Rights to Non-Root Users to Manage Zones in Creating and Using Oracle Solaris Zones.

  2. Log into the source Oracle Solaris 10 system to be archived.
  3. Change directories to the root directory.
    # cd /
  4. Use flarcreate to create a flash archive image file named s10-system on the source system, and place the archive onto the target Oracle Solaris 11 system:
    source-system # flarcreate -n s10-system /net/target/export/archives/s10-system.flar