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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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Old 10-02-2009
You specify the installation media as this:
Code:
server:/path/to/shared_directory

You'll then be asked to choose the flash archive to use.
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Old 10-02-2009
Thanks for the reply. Do you use the hostname or the ip address ?? How does the install know about default routers / ip address / netmasks etc etc ?? Or do the previous install steps ask these questions, so the server is aware of the network etc etc ?

Also, just got an email telling me Ive got an infraction due to no code tags ! Amazing. What are code tags ?

SBK
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Old 10-02-2009
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Originally Posted by sbk1972
Thanks for the reply. Do you use the hostname or the ip address ??
either
Quote:
How does the install know about default routers / ip address / netmasks etc etc ?? Or do the previous install steps ask these questions, so the server is aware of the network etc etc ?
yes.
Quote:
Also, just got an email telling me Ive got an infraction due to no code tags ! Amazing. What are code tags ?
When you post some code or computer output, you select it and click on the sharp (#) icon. It will be displayed in a much readable way. I just used code tags in my previous posting to display "server:/path/to/shared_directory"

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