[Solaris 10] How To migragte /var to a dedicated ZFS Dataset on a ZFS Root Pool (rpool) with Boot Environments (Doc ID 2268166.1)

Last updated on MAY 26, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

By default, Solaris 10 installs the Solaris Operating System to a ZFS rpool with a flat filesystem layout.  It is sometimes desriable to have a dedicated /var ZFS dataset to which quotas can be applied.  At OS installation time, a separate /var can be defined.  The goal of this How To document demonstrates how to separate the /var directory to a new ZFS dataset without having to re-install the Solaris OS.

Solution

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