# zonecfg -z z1-golden 'create -t z1; set zonepath=/zones/z1-golden' # zoneadm -z z1 shutdown # zoneadm -z z1-golden clone z1 # zoneadm -z z1 boot
To create a copy of your golden zone, z1-golden:
# zonecfg -z z2 'create -t z1-golden; set zonepath=/zones/z2' # zoneadm -z z2 clone z1-golden
You do not have to shut down the source zone during cloning. Because you have never booted z1-golden, it has diverged very little from the snapshots used to create it. Thus, the cost of z1-golden is likely less than 1 megabyte of disk space. As new boot environments are created, z1-golden will get new boot environments at only the cost of the disk space used by the updated packages.