Thursday, February 2, 2012

How to perform a flash archive split in Solaris


Make sure you have enough space on your hard drive prior to performing this action.  When you perform the FLAR split command, change directory into a location that has at least 8-12GBs available.
# cd /export/FLAR
# cp /export/install/FLARFILES/<image>.flar .
# flar split <image>.flar
# mkdir –m 755 ./image
# cd image
# cat ../archive | uncompress | cpio –id
... 20 minutes later

The FLAR image is now uncompressed and can be viewed in the image directory.  The image directory will have a complete snapshot of the Solaris restore hierarchy.

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