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# 1  
Old 06-05-2007
Disk cloning using ufsrestore

I am using ufsdump and ufsrestore to clone the root disk on one of my servers. I would like to automate this as much as possible, but have run into a problem where it prompts for changing the owner/mode when it is complete.

Any ideas for running this in the background and not being prompted?

Here is the output:

DUMP: DUMP IS DONE
set owner/mode for '.'? [yn] n
Directories already exist, set modes anyway? [yn] n
# 2  
Old 06-05-2007
i think that should do the trick:

# ufsdump 0f - /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s3 | (cd /backup;ufsrestore xf -)

the man page says:
x -> For each file, the owner, modification time, and mode are restored (if possible).

regards PRESSY
# 3  
Old 06-05-2007
I am using the -x switch and it still prompts each time.

$ uname -a
SunOS xxxxxx 5.7 Generic_106541-45 sun4u sparc SUNW,UltraSPARC-IIi-cEngine

$ufsdump 0f - /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s7 \ | (cd /new_exporthome;ufsrestore xf -)

DUMP: DUMP IS DONE
set owner/mode for '.'? [yn] n
Directories already exist, set modes anyway? [yn] n
# 4  
Old 06-15-2007
i've used the line below since solaris 2.5.1 and it's still good on solaris 10 ...
Code:
ufsdump 0uf /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s7 | (cd /new_exporthome; ufsrestore rf -)

# 5  
Old 06-16-2007
From ufsrestore(1M):
Quote:
setmodes Prompts: set owner/mode for `.'
(period). Type y for yes to set the
mode (permissions, owner, times) of
the current directory `.' (period)
into which files are being restored
equal to the mode of the root direc-
tory of the file system from which
they were dumped. Normally, this is
what you want when restoring a whole
file system, or restoring individual
files into the same locations from
which they were dumped. Type n for
no, to leave the mode of the current
directory unchanged. Normally, this
is what you want when restoring part
of a dump to a directory other than
the one from which the files were
dumped.

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