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System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems
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Using UFS Snapshots (Task Map)

Task

Description

For Instructions

1. Create a UFS snapshot.

Create a read-only copy of a file system by using the fssnap command.

How to Create a UFS Snapshot

2. Display UFS snapshot information.

Identify UFS snapshot information such as the raw snapshot device.

How to Display UFS Snapshot Information

3. (Optional) Delete a UFS snapshot.

Delete a snapshot that is already backed up or no longer needed.

How to Delete a UFS Snapshot

4. (Optional) Back up a UFS snapshot.

Choose one of the following backup methods:

Create a full backup of a UFS snapshot by using the ufsdump command.

How to Create a Full Backup of a UFS Snapshot (ufsdump)

Create an incremental backup of a UFS snapshot by using the ufsdump command.

How to Create an Incremental Backup of a UFS Snapshot (ufsdump)

Back up a UFS snapshot by using the tar command.

How to Back Up a UFS Snapshot (tar)

5. (Optional) Restore data from a UFS snapshot.

Restore the UFS snapshot the same way as you would restore data by using the ufsrestore command.

How to Restore a Complete File System

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