Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community

Backup sun Solaris Server

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Operating Systems Solaris Backup sun Solaris Server
# 1  
Old 10-20-2016
Backup sun Solaris Server


I need to make a backup for my sever Sun Solaris 10, is there any propositions to realize this , or a control line assembly to have a copy of my server.

waiting for your reply
thank you in advance
# 2  
Old 10-20-2016
Ufs or zfs filesystem(s)?

Last edited by hicksd8; 10-21-2016 at 06:08 AM..
# 3  
Old 10-21-2016
it is an UFS filesystems
# 4  
Old 10-21-2016
You should search this forum for "fssnap" and "ufsdump" and/or "fssnap ufsdump"

Here is a thread where I describe the process:
Backup root disks

If you have more than one filesystem then you should backup each one separately to give you greater options for recovery if a disk fails.

You can send a ufsdump to a tape (which is typical), over a NFS link to another system, to a SAN LUN, or any other storage you can address.

fssnap freezes the filesystem (sending the ongoing changes to a journal) so that the filesystem is not moving whilst being backed up. Remember to release the snapshot which then allows the journal to update the filesystem and bring it up to date.
These 2 Users Gave Thanks to hicksd8 For This Post:
# 5  
Old 10-27-2016
is there any application which can do the Backup of this server automatically ??

thank you
# 6  
Old 11-07-2016
You can write a script with the backup commands (eg, mount remote storage, fssnap, ufsdump) testing for errors (ie, non-zero exit codes), and run it via cron (eg, at 2 a.m. daily). The script can email you errors or even confirm success via email. Then you can set and forget.

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Test Your Knowledge in Computers #346
Difficulty: Easy
AWK was created at Bell Labs in the 1960s,
True or False?

6 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Solaris

Sun Server and Solaris 7 Inquiry

Greetings! Will be firing up the good ole pizza box, soon. Does anyone know if Solaris 7 is still okay to use? Last time I attempted was 2006. Thank you in advance, ControlTomato (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: ControlTomato
6 Replies

2. Solaris

Solaris 11 AI Server Backup existing servers?

Hey Guys i've got a question about the AI Server. Is there any possibility to backup existing servers to reinstall them automaticly by using the AI Server? Regards Marcus (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: Marcusg562
3 Replies

3. Solaris

Making HDD backup in sun Solaris system

Hello to all, I have Fujitsu Celzius M470 workstation which has Sun solaris system installed and want to make a complete backup of the hard drive. The existing HDD is SATA II, 500 GB. I don't have much experience working with SUN solaris systems (not at all) but have some experience with... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: Mick
5 Replies

4. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Backup Win server 08 onto Solaris

Greetings fellows, So, we have a Win8 server which is a profile server; its main purpose is to have a shared disc called Homes for roaming profiles. We want to create a backup, and copy files from this "Homes" drive onto SOlaris. We have read we could do it with rsync. Another engineer,... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: sanz.rigo
1 Replies

5. Solaris

How to boot a sun Solaris server?

Hi everyone, I have searched on google and sun documentation but it's still not clear for me; how do we boot a sun Solaris server? I know what to do but only from this step: 1- start /SYS 2- start /SP/console The system go to to the prompt OK, then we use the BOOT command. My... (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: adilyos
9 Replies

6. Solaris

Getting Server Model from Sun Solaris

What command to get server model from a solaris 5.10? (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: ryandegreat25
4 Replies

Featured Tech Videos