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System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System
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Moving a Non-Global Zone

This procedure is used to move the zone to a new location on the same system by changing the zonepath. The zone must be halted. The new zonepath must be on a local file system. The normal zonepath criteria described in Resource and Property Types apply.

How to Move a Zone

You must be the global administrator in the global zone to perform this procedure.

  1. Become superuser, or assume the Primary Administrator role.

    To create the role and assign the role to a user, see Using the Solaris Management Tools With RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

  2. Halt the zone to be moved, db-zone in this procedure.
    global# zoneadm -z db-zone halt
  3. Use the zoneadm command with the move subcommand to move the zone to a new zonepath, /export/zones/db-zone.
    global# zoneadm -z db-zone move /export/zones/db-zone
  4. Verify the path.
    ID  NAME     STATUS       PATH                           BRAND      IP
     0  global   running      /                              native     shared
     -  my-zone  installed    /export/home/my-zone           native     shared
     -  db-zone  installed    /export/zones/db-zone          native     shared
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