Best Practice for Backup Solaris Zones???


does anybody know how to backup Zolaris Zones? Is there a White paper or anything else?


Which to exclude, which  to include ?????



S. Wusowski

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I have not found any best practices yet. 

I also have the problem that the global zone is Solaris 11, which is not yet supported on any release of Data Protector.


I downloaded the installation files (since my backup server is Windows) on the Solaris 10 zone directly, and followed instructions for a fresh install.

I now have a Solaris 10 client (the zone) on the server and backup all the filesystems it has.  I also have an Oracle database using raw files, which I backup with the RMAN client.


It seems to work well, but I still don't have a disaster recovery method.

I found a white paper on Solaris 11 disaster recovery.


However the archive this creates is over 120GB and I don't have enough disk space to save it.  I should have created a separate zpool for the application data on the zone and left the default rpool just for the OS.

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Support for Solaris 11 is available for Data Protector 7.00 when SSPUX700_001 or SSPLNX700_001 is installed.




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