VOLCOPY_UFS(1M) Maintenance Commands VOLCOPY_UFS(1M)

volcopy_ufs - make an image copy of a ufs file system

volcopy [-F ufs] [generic_options] fsname srcdevice volname1 destdevice volname2

volcopy makes a literal copy of the ufs file system using a blocksize matched to the device.

The following option is supported:


options supported by the generic volcopy command. See volcopy(1M).

The following operands are supported:


represents the mount point (for example, root, u1, etc.) of the file system being copied.

srcdevice or destdevice

the disk partition specified using the raw device (for example, /dev/rdsk/cld0s8, /dev/rdsk/cld1s8, etc.).

srcdevice and volname1

the device and physical volume from which the copy of the file system is being extracted.

destdevice and volname2

the target device and physical volume.

fsname and volname are limited to six or fewer characters and recorded in the superblock. volname may be `' to use the existing volume name.

The following exit values are returned:


Successful file system copy.


An error has occurred.

a record of file systems/volumes copied

cpio(1), dd(1M), labelit(1M), volcopy(1M), attributes(5), ufs(7FS)

volcopy does not support copying to tape devices. Use dd(1M) for copying to and from tape devices.

April 15, 2003 OmniOS