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Anyone know the commands to backup solaris zones?

If inside the solaris zone, i have also mounted to a separate directory in another network drive. How to make sure when during backup, the mounted files will also be copied over?

And also how to remove the solaris zones properly?


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It depends on what kind of filesystem your zonepath is, if you are using zfs it could be just a matter of taking a snapshot and using zfs send to a file. Otherwise some methods are listed here

I'd advise to backup any network drive (nfs share?) with a separate process ,using maybe a tar or cpio.

This is a good procedure to delete a zone

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How to find out what kind of file system i am using – dfdfd Oct 10 '11 at 9:15
on global zone issue /usr/sbin/zoneadm list -vi ...... PATH are your zone paths, then lookup the filesystem in /etc/vfstab or try zfs list to see if you are using zfs – golemwashere Oct 10 '11 at 9:58

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