[csw-users] Backup and Restor

Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Fri Mar 2 14:55:46 CET 2012

Excerpts from Dagobert Michelsen's message of Fri Mar 02 06:53:29 -0500 2012:

Hi Markus,

> Thats it basically. However, I strongly suggest to moving to ZFS
> root and using different boot environments to do this. Making a
> snapshot takes only a second and going back is just a reboot away.

This is definitely what you want to do but if for some reason you
can't, you'll want to have copies of:


The reason to keep these, in addition to doing the manual pkgrm/pkgadd
that Dago suggested is that it may make it easier to revert configs in
the event that the update triggers a migration from /opt/csw/etc to
/etc/opt/csw as it most surely will with the package set you listed.

This is _way_ more work than using a boot environment though.

Ben Walton
Systems Programmer - CHASS
University of Toronto
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