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Managing multipe boot environments w/ snapshots on Solaris 10 and 11

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I want to make a snapshot of the boot environment once a week.  I want to keep three weeks worth.  It looks like I can do this with the auto-snapshot service with Solaris 11, but I can't find it on 10.  Does anyone have something similar already set up?  I would like to do it with a cron job and ksh script if the service won't run on Solaris 10.

Thanks in advance,
David
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Will that work for ZFS though?  It says that's for UFS.
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For ZFS, the command is "zfs snapshot", please see this link:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19253-01/819-5461/gavvx/index.html
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Sorry, I probably wasn't clear.  I can do the snapshots, I was wondering if anyone had devised a script or process for managing the snapshots. Something that would make a snapshot of the rpool once a week and keep a running 3 copies. So it would delete the oldest one, and make a new one, not necessarily in that order.  I know Solaris 11 has the auto-snapshot package, but I don't think I can get it on 10 so it looks like I'll be scripting it unless someone has already invented the wheel.
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Ganjos, I'm going to end up using time-slider and auto-snapshot.  Your link gave me some good info though.  Thanks.
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