Zone Backup

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    You can use Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris to back up data pertaining to individual non-global zones configured in the Oracle Solaris OS. Veeam Agent offers two scenarios for zone backup:

    • Scenario 1: backup from the global zone

    You can install Veeam Agent in the global zone and include in the backup directories with files pertaining to a non-global zone whose data you want to back up. It is not required to stop the backed-up zone before the backup process starts. To ensure consistency of the backed-up data, you can use custom scripts, for example, to create a ZFS snapshot or UFS snapshot. To learn more about custom scripts, see Backup Job Scripts.

    In this scenario, to allow the product to back up a non-global zone, the root account must have access to the file system of the non-global zone. In the opposite case, consider following the scenario 2.

    • Scenario 2: backup from a non-global zone

    You can install Veeam Agent in the non-global zone whose data you want to back up and specify which files and directories to back up in the same way as in case you back up data of the global zone.

    Note that you must install the product license in each Veeam Agent installed in each non-global zone.