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How to break a flat filesystem (UFS) OS down into separate partitions (Doc ID 1001721.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 18, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
All Platforms


The following assumes a PATH variable that contains /usr/sbin and /usr/bin. For commands or files that normally exist outside of these common directories, full paths are specified.


This document also assumes that the filesystem resides on a plain disk slice (/dev/dsk/...). If the filesystem is under a disk management software control (such as Veritas or Disk Suite) this procedure would have to be modified.

NOTE 1: It is always a good idea to have a full backup of the OS (in case of possible problems).

NOTE 2: If some of the filesystems are to be placed on a freshly installed (new) disk, make sure that the OS sees the new disk before this procedure is started.


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