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i have sun ultra10 machine,OS is solaris 9 and i have single
harddisk, now i want same ,exact copy of data in anoher
harddisk so that i should be able boot from new harddisk,
how do yo do this? is it called as cloning?

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i have sun ultra10 machine,OS is solaris 9 and i have single harddisk, now i want same ,exact copy ..

Answer / guest

u will use root mirroring process..

metainit d1 1 1 <existing root slice(c0t0d0s0>

metainit d2 1 1 <new harddisk slice (cot1dos0)

metainit d12 -m d1

metaroot d12

lockfs -af

init6

metattach d12 d2

metastat

installboot /usr/platform/'uname -
i'/lib/fs/ufs/booblk /dev/rdskcot1doso

init 0

ok>nvalias newdisk /phisicalpathname(/pci@1f........)

ok>setenv boot-device disk newdisk

ok>nvstore
ok>boot newdisk

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i have sun ultra10 machine,OS is solaris 9 and i have single harddisk, now i want same ,exact copy ..

Answer / sukanta ghosh

The 1st answer is correct, however you need to user fmthard
command to cp disk partition info in order to have exact
disk size.

metainit d1 1 1 <existing root slice(c0t0d0s0>

prtvtoc /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s2 | fmthard -s - /dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s2

metainit d2 1 1 <new harddisk slice (cot1dos0)

metainit d12 -m d1

metaroot d12

lockfs -af

init6

metattach d12 d2

metastat

installboot /usr/platform/'uname -
i'/lib/fs/ufs/booblk /dev/rdskcot1doso

init 0

ok>nvalias newdisk /phisicalpathname(/pci@1f........)

ok>setenv boot-device disk newdisk

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i have sun ultra10 machine,OS is solaris 9 and i have single harddisk, now i want same ,exact copy ..

Answer / rohit

use dd command

Is This Answer Correct ?    3 Yes 2 No

i have sun ultra10 machine,OS is solaris 9 and i have single harddisk, now i want same ,exact copy ..

Answer / mohammed mukram

in the above answer type#/sbin/installgrub /boot/grub/stage1
/boot/grub/stage2 /dev/rdsk/cot1doso
instead of installboot ....

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