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Old 10-16-2007
disc clone - using Ufsdump / ufsretore

I am attempting to clone the hard drive of an old (and delicate) SUN Sparc 5 Station using Solaris 7 operating system, an Informix Database and application software. I have successfully copied all six partitions using Ufsdump to DAT tape. However, when I attempt to restore the system using the method below:-
1. boot cdrom -s (load in single user mode Solaris 7)
2. Load tape and confirm status using 'mt status'
3. mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 /mnt
4. cd /mnt
5. ufsrestore rvf /dev/rmt/0 /dev/rdsk/cntndnsn (n=0-6 starting at 0)
6. rm restoresymtable
7. cd /
8. umount /mnt
9. fsck /dev/rdsk/cntndnsn (for each slice 0-6)
10. installboot /usr/platform/'uname -i'/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0

the machine attempts to boot and issues 'skipping system dump - no dump device configured' then resets then attempts to boot again. I have also had 'file synching problems'. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-18-2007
Mount /mnt on the partition being restored

Solution:

Mount /mnt on the partition being restored.

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