Creating a Flash archive
Flash BluePrint is an excellent resource for WebStart Flash.
1. If the root disk is encapsulated by Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM),
unencapsulate it before continuing.
2. I recommend booting to single-user mode, as you generally do not
want to include NFS mounts or other file systems mounted in later run
levels as part of your Flash archive.
reboot -- -s
3. Create the Flash archive.
flarcreate -n name -a author -S -c archive_name
ex. flarcreate -n "Solaris 8 image" -a
flarcreate will not determine
the size of the archive beforehand when using the -S flag. Personally, I have seen flarcreate take an inordinate
amount of time calculating the size of the archive.
The -c flag enables archive
compression via the compress
4. If applicable, re-encapsulate the rootdisk with the vxdiskadm command. Reboot the
for the encapsulation to take effect.
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