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Introduction to Oracle® Solaris Zones

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Updated: October 2017

About Zone Conversion

    Zone conversion is used in the following processes:

  • Transforming global zones into non-global zones, also known as physical to virtual (P2V) conversion

  • Transforming non-global zones into global zones

  • Transforming Oracle Solaris 10 native zones to solaris10 branded zones on an upgraded system by using an archive

On Oracle Solaris 11, zone conversions using archives can be part of a zone migration strategy. Migration can also involve data transfer using archives.