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I'm trying to enable automatic ZFS snapshotting on a Solaris 10 server. From extensive googling, I've managed to understand that there are/were some automated services to do this, like:

And even locate a manual of sorts for a built in service:

Alas, on the Solaris I'm working on, I can't seem to find the "Time Slider" service, nor the auto-snapshot service other articles refer to, that is supposed to be built in, and simply enabled.

Does anyone know how I can install/enable this service?

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This service isn't available for Solaris 10, you need an OpenSolaris based distribution or Solaris 11 Express to get it. Of course, nothing prevents you to re-implement it but you will miss the Gnome file manager integration.

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I got the same answer from Oracle support... Apparently it's not in Solaris 10. If someone could suggest an alternative tool, it would be great... Thanks :) –  shlomoid Apr 1 '11 at 18:07
    
Have a look at this blog entry. Some people managed to use the previous zfs automatic snapshot implementation on Solaris 10. blogs.sun.com/timf/entry/zfs_automatic_snapshots_0_12 –  jlliagre Apr 3 '11 at 21:18

Could it be part of the GNOME file manager package ?

In Solaris 11 express its listed as:

Time Slider ZFS Snapshots management for GNOME pkg:/desktop/time- slider@...

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