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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