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Old 12-25-2007
Full backup and Restore

Dear All ;

first how are you every body I'm just subscribed in your forum and i hope i found what i searched for along time .
I'm not a Solaris specialist but i read more to build a Network Management Station depends on Solaris as OS and it is working good now .
my problem is how to perform full backup and restore what i backed up .
for Backup i do the following :
#/usr/sbin/ufsdump 0ufc /dev/rmt/0n /
#/usr/sbin/ufsdump 0ufc /dev/rmt/0n /opt
#/usr/sbin/ufsdump 0ufc /dev/rmt/0n /usr

and i read for ufsrestore but could any one till me the exact required steps to restore the above mentioned files .

your fast reply is highly appreciated

best regards
Mohamed Basha
# 2  
Old 12-25-2007
you should better use the flash-archive option in solaris. read "man flarcreate". flasharchives are much easier to handle! good luck...

# 3  
Old 12-26-2007
I advise you use ZFS with snapshots.
Very easy.
# 4  
Old 12-26-2007
thanks for every one who care my question but as i told before that
1- i'm not solaris expert so i couldn't change my way and use another way to backup and restore .
2- the backup already has been taken using the ufsdump and i need to restore it using the appropriate way which is ufsrestore

so i hope to find someone who help me in my exact problem
# 5  
Old 12-26-2007
for ufsrestore you need a running system... ufsdump and ufsrestore ist not a good way for "bare metal restore". flash archive is! cause you are no expert listen to the advices given...
zfs with snapshots is nice for data volumes but (for the lack of zfs boot) not for the root volume!
for installing the dump on "bare metal" you need a boot server to via network and a whole lot of knowledge. for a flasharchive you just need the archive and a solaris dvd to boot from!
# 6  
Old 12-29-2007
As DukeNukem2 stated FLAR is definitely the best alternative...
# 7  
Old 12-29-2007
Originally Posted by Basha
1- i'm not solaris expert so i couldn't change my way and use another way to backup and restore .
You should. Restoring from your backup tape might break your system. ufsdump is designed to be run on unmounted (or snapshot) partition, which doesn't seem the case here.
2- the backup already has been taken using the ufsdump and i need to restore it using the appropriate way which is ufsrestore

so i hope to find someone who help me in my exact problem
You do not give enough details about the system where the restore should be done.
Is it the same machine than the one where the backup was built ?
Why do you need to restore ? Is the O/S broken ?
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