SUMMARY: Solaris10 poor man's zone cloning

From: George Kahler <>
Date: Mon Oct 22 2007 - 09:28:43 EDT
Got responses from: Crist Clark, Jan Dreyer, Hassan.Ahmed and Markus
Mayer; thanks !
General consensus is that it should be OK as long as the two global
zones are identical wrt patches & installed software.

In my case it is, both global zones are SF T1000 at the same patch
level and the same software installed.

Markus Mayer has even kindly offered a Sun document describing the
process of moving containers at this url:

Thanks again,

On Tue, 25 Sep 2007 16:31:11 -0400 (EDT), George Kahler <> wrote:
> I have tar'ed one of my sparse root non-global zone ,
> /zones/<some_zone_name> from one server to another server while making
> sure that I have updated all of the /etc/zones xml and index files.
> This seems to work and saved me tons of time especially when I needed an
> identical non-global zone in a hurry.
> The question I have is if anyone knows of any issues with doing this.
> Thanks,
> George
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