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Operating Systems Solaris Flash Archives - A little bit of help :-) Post 302358311 by sbk1972 on Friday 2nd of October 2009 05:27:31 AM
Old 10-02-2009
Flash Archives - A little bit of help :-)

Hi all

Okay, I know how to make flash archives, and I even know how to split them and extract files. But, Ive never used one to restore an OS drive and I might have to.

Ive search around google, and seen different ideas / ways, but havent really come to a definate answer. So, lets imagine Ive got a complete flash archive of my root drive. The root drive fails, and I need to restore the flash.

How do I do that ? Ive read that we pop in the dvd, boot up the system in mini root and during the installation process it asks you if you want to install via a flash archive and gives you options, nfs, local, tape, etc etc.

If my flash archive lives on another server, do I have to nfs share this out, then put this share / server name into the install question ? if so, what is the format ? When you tick the NFS option, does it open up another box asking for the server /mount name ? or does it search the network for nfs mounts ?

Being honest, the last build I did, via cd, was a solaris 2.6 server years ago :-) I recently did a few x86 builds of solaris 10. So, my buid knowlegde is rusty :-)

So, any how too's, tips, advice would be grateful.

SBK
 

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MOUNT.NFS(8)                                                  System Manager's Manual                                                 MOUNT.NFS(8)

NAME
mount.nfs, mount.nfs4 - mount a Network File System SYNOPSIS
mount.nfs remotetarget dir [-rvVwfnsh ] [-o options] DESCRIPTION
mount.nfs is a part of nfs(5) utilities package, which provides NFS client functionality. mount.nfs is meant to be used by the mount(8) command for mounting NFS shares. This subcommand, however, can also be used as a standalone command with limited functionality. remotetarget is a server share usually in the form of servername:/path/to/share. dir is the directory on which the file system is to be mounted. Under Linux 2.6.32 and later kernel versions, mount.nfs can mount all NFS file system versions. Under earlier Linux kernel versions, mount.nfs4 must be used for mounting NFSv4 file systems while mount.nfs must be used for NFSv3 and v2. OPTIONS
-r Mount file system readonly. -v Be verbose. -V Print version. -w Mount file system read-write. -f Fake mount. Don't actually call the mount system call. -n Do not update /etc/mtab. By default, an entry is created in /etc/mtab for every mounted file system. Use this option to skip making an entry. -s Tolerate sloppy mount options rather than fail. -h Print help message. nfsoptions Refer to nfs(5) or mount(8) manual pages. NOTE
For further information please refer nfs(5) and mount(8) manual pages. FILES
/etc/fstab file system table /etc/mtab table of mounted file systems SEE ALSO
nfs(5), mount(8), AUTHOR
Amit Gud <agud@redhat.com> 5 Jun 2006 MOUNT.NFS(8)

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