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Backing up ENTIRE SUN SERVER

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I got a sun server that have no tape drive but 2 hd.
Currently, hd1 is almost 80% full while my hd2 is use to backup database on the server as well.

I intend to backup the filesystem to hd2.
How can I do that ? The command to issue.
Afteer that, I will probably FTP the backup out and
burn it into some CD etc....

yeap.. you got the picture.. I got stingy mgnt..
haha...

Thanks.
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by:tgreaser
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Well what version of Sun OS or Solaris are you using?????
I would do a dump..  There are to many swithces and I dont know them all so go out to suns page and see what you can find or do a  man lookup on dump.  

Another option is to do a dd this command will make a image of your partion. This is probably what you want. Its not a flexable as a dump but you will have the images of your complete hard drive  partions and the data on them.. (kinda like a ghost image)

do a man look up on it too
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by:slok
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I manage to do a ufsdump.
Pretty fast and ftp the backup files out to a workstation to be archived.
Better than leaving it in the server.

Thanks.
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jlms earned 100 total points
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If you have Solaris:

ufsdump 0uf /a_file_in_your_2nd_disk /filesystem_to_backup

So, lets assume you are backing up the root ( / ) filesystem, and that you want the backup file to go to something called ROOT.dmp in your second hard disk, that is mounted in /dumps, the command will be:

ufsdump 0uf /dumps/ROOT.dmp /

after this you can ftp ROOT.dmp wherever you want.

If you have a machine running SunOS the command to use is dump.

Please notice that you have to make this for each filesystem that you have.

  Don't use tar, dd or cpio by any means, dump and ufsdump are designed for full filesystem backups, tar, cpio and others are not.
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