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Hi all-interesting forum.
I am new with Solaris and i would like your advice on this:
I am using a solaris 8 (ultra sparc IIi) workstation at my work,and i am trying to built another one exactly the same-so if the first one fails to have another one as backup.
The problem is that the guy who set up the original machine gave me(along with solaris 8 software) a configuration diskette that is now useless(it can not be read anymore-bad luck).This diskette as far as i know sets up things like partitions-languages-ip adresses-mounts-shares etc.

Is there any way to create a configuration file(diskette-i think it is called profile diskette) from the original-working workstation?
I tried to setup the machine manually but at some points i get errors and i dont know how to surpass them.

Thank you in advance for any answers.
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put it on a scsi copier and copy over the drive.


install another disk and use the command dd to copy the disk to the new disk.

dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb


copy the boot img to diskette.

dd if=boot.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=18k

** warning ** be careful using the command dd. you can completely wipe out your main hard drive.
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