Defining alternate boot drive/cold mirror best practices (Doc ID 1004862.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version: 8.0 and later   [Release: 8.0 and later ]
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Goal

An alternate boot drive (also known as a cold mirror) is a bootable drive, separate from the primary boot disk and its mirror, used to boot a system when the operating system(OS) becomes corrupted.

Unlike mirroring, which only protects the OS in the event of a hardware failure, the alternate boot drive is used when a true corruption of the OS occurs.

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