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

Posted on in Categories Howto, Solaris last updated September 20, 2006

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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