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How to: Backup Up and Restore the Solaris OS With ufsdump

Yazid Mohamed explains the operation of backing up and restoring the Solaris OS (version 8 and 9) with ufsdump.

Backing Up the OS

1. For this example, we are using c0t0d0s0 as a root partition. Bring the system into single-user mode (recommended).

# init -s

2. Check the partition consistency.

# fsck -m /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0

3. Verify the tape device status:

# mt status

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