Originally Posted by choogendyk
Which partitions are you backing up, and where are you backing them up to?
You can always use a variety of tools if you choose. The question is generally what is appropriate for the situation and what works for you.
Why don't you want to use ufsdump or fssnap? Those are excellent tools.
What is the machine being used for? How active is it? Are you in an environment where a central backup server would be useful?
I don't want to ufsdump or fssnap, because the recovery process take more time (than the flash archive or dd tool).
I take my backup file on a 3300 Sun StoreEdge machine. And the backup i am interested on an active machine. I use NFS-mount to store backup file on StoreEdge.
The partion i wanted to be backup is /dev/md/dsk/d20 (root) partion.