Taking a Snapshot of a Boot Environment
You can manually create a snapshot of an existing boot environment for your
reference. This snapshot is a read-only image of a dataset or boot
environment at a given point in time. You can create a custom name
for the snapshot that indicates when the snapshot was created or what it
How to Create a Snapshot of a Boot Environment
- Use the following command to create a snapshot.
$ beadm create [email protected]
Replace the variable, [email protected], with a custom name for your snapshot. The
custom name must use the format [email protected], where BEname is the name
of an existing boot environment that you want to make a snapshot from.
Type a custom snapshotdescription to identify the date or purpose of the snapshot.
Sample snapshot names include: