- online man pages   

SunOS man pages : flarcreate (1)

Maintenance Commands                               flarcreate(1M)


flarcreate - create a flash archive from a master system


flarcreate -n name [ -R root ] [ -S ] [ -H ] [ -c ] [ -x exclude ] [ -t [ -p posn ] [ -b blocksize ] ] [ -i date ] [ -m master ] [ -u section ... [ -d dir ] ] [ -U key=val ... ] [ -f [ filelist | - ] [ -F ] ] [ -a author ] [ -e descr | -E descr_file ] [ -T type ] outfile


The flarcreate command creates a flash archive from a master system. A master system is one that contains a reference configuration, which is a particular configuration of the Solaris operating environment, plus optional other software. A flash archive is an easily transportable version of the reference configuration. You can run flarcreate in multi- or single-user mode. You can also use the command when the master system is booted from the first Solaris software CD or from a Solaris net image. Archive creation should be performed when the master system is in as stable a state as possible. See flash_archive(4) for a description of the flash archive.


The flarcreate command has the following general options: -c Compress the archive using compress(1) -f filelist Use the contents of filelist as a list of files to include in the archive. The files are included in addition to the normal file list, unless -F is speci- fied (see below). If filelist is -, the list is taken from standard input. -F Include only files in the list specified by -f. This option makes -f filelist an absolute list, rather than a list that is appended to the normal file list. -R root Create the archive from the filesystem tree rooted at root. If you do not specify this option, flarcreate creates an archive from a filesystem rooted at /. -S Do not include sizing information in the archive. -H Do not generate hash identifier. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 13 Feb 2001 1 Maintenance Commands flarcreate(1M) -x exclude Exclude the directory exclude from the archive. Note that the exclude directory is assumed to be relative to the alternate root specified using -R. -U key=val... Include the user-defined keyword(s) and values in the archive identification section Use the following options with user-defined sections. -u section ... Included the user-defined section located in the file section in the archive. section must be a blank- separated list of section names as described in flar(1M). -d dir Retrieve the section file specified with -u from dir. Use the following options with tape archives. -t Create an archive on a tape device. The outfile operand (see OPERANDS) is assumed to be the name of the tape device. -p posn Used only with -t. Specifies the position on the tape device where the archive should be created. If not specified, the current position of the tape device is used. -b blocksize The block size to be used when creating the archive. If not specified, a default block size of 64K is used. The following options are used for archive identification. -n name This option is required if you are using flarcreate for archive identification. The value of name is used to identify the archive. It is also used as the value of the content_name archive identification flag. -i date By default, the value for the creation_date field in the identification section is generated automatically, based on the current system time and date. If you specify the -i option, date is used instead. -m master By default, the value for the creation_master field in SunOS 5.8 Last change: 13 Feb 2001 2 Maintenance Commands flarcreate(1M) the identification section is the name of the system on which you run flarcreate, as reported by uname -n. If you specify -m, master is used instead. -e descr The description to be included in the archive as the value of the content_description archive identifica- tion key. This option is incompatible with -E. -E descr_file The description to be used as the value of the archive identification content_description key is retrieved from the file descr_file. This option is incompatible with -e. -a author author is used to provide an author name for the archive identification section. If you do not specify -a, no author name is included in the identification section. -T type Content type included in the archive as the value of the content_type archive identification key. If you do not specify -T, the content_type keyword is not included.


The following operands are supported: outfile Name of the tape device if the -t option is used. Oth- erwise, the path to the flash archive.


The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful completion. >0 An error occurred.


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWinst | |_____________________________|_____________________________| SunOS 5.8 Last change: 13 Feb 2001 3 Maintenance Commands flarcreate(1M)


flar(1M), flash_archive(4), attributes(5) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 13 Feb 2001 4