Operating Systems Solaris How to backup (create image) SunOS 5.10 sparc? Post 303012778 by 2fat2fly on Friday 9th of February 2018 01:46:35 AM
Originally Posted by hicksd8
You have mirrored UFS filesystems and you want to clone the system.

How much Solaris experience do you have?

I have recently given extensive advice/assistance to another member wanting to clone a Solaris 9 system and this will equally apply to Solaris 10.

So read these threads first and post any questions you have. How easy this will be for you will depend on your prior knowledge.

Park yourself beside a coffee machine and keep reading. Search this forum for your further questions and post back here if you can't find the answers.
Dear hicksd8. Thank u very much for ur efforts to help me! Actually I am a newbee in SunOS.

Even more, I have simple problems with mounting an external hdd to SunOs.

I've connected removeble NTFS 500gb hdd:
 # rmformat -l
Looking for devices...
     1. Volmgt Node: /vol/dev/aliases/rmdisk0
        Logical Node: /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2
        Physical Node: /pci@1e,600000/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@1c,3/storage@1/disk@0,0
        Connected Device: WDC WD50 00AZLX-08K2TA0   0107
        Device Type: Removable

trying to mount it:
mount -F ntfs /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s2 /mnt/usb
mount: Operation not applicable to FSType ntfs

ok, that makes sense...
Trying to format it to UFS:

 # newfs /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2
/dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2: Device busy

hm...ok... trying to clear the old MS cruft:

 # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rdsk/c1t0d0 bs=2048 count=10
10+0 records in
10+0 records out

 # rmformat -F long /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2
Formatting will erase all the data on disk.
Do you want to continue? (y/n)y

ok, nice...lets try again:
 # mkfs -F pcfs /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2:c
/dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2: Device busy

 # newfs /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2
/dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2: Device busy

# fdisk /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0
fdisk: /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0 must be a raw device.

 # fdisk /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2
fdisk: Cannot open device /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2.

 # fdisk -B /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2
fdisk: Cannot open device /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2.

# fdisk -W - /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2
fdisk: Cannot open device /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2

fdisk command does not work as well. says, that I need a raw device

ok, wanna to create slices:

# format
Searching for disks...done

       0. c0t0d0 <SUN72G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 424>
       1. c0t1d0 <SUN72G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 424>
       2. c0t2d0 <SUN146G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 848>
       3. c0t3d0 <SUN146G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 848>
Specify disk (enter its number):

it doesnot show my external hdd

plz, help...
I feel so helplessSmilie

Last edited by 2fat2fly; 02-09-2018 at 05:04 AM..
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