The following study strategies will help you prepare for the test:
As you study this chapter, make sure that you thoroughly understand the various backup tools available in Solaris. On the exam, you'll need to match the correct tool to the task it can perform or the correct description. The exam questions are primarily on ufsdump and ufsrestore. For the exam you need to develop various backup strategies by using ufsdump. You also need to know how to restore the operating system from a backup by using the ufsrestore command.
You should practice the commands and all the options on a live Solaris 10 system (SPARC or x86). You should try to memorize the examples that are provided in this chapter. They illustrate the commands and options that are most likely to appear on the exam. It's best if you have a tape drive with which to practice, but if you don't have one, you can practice using the commands for moving files between two partitions on a disk. You need to pay special attention to the ufsdump and ufsrestore commands.
You should familiarize yourself with the exercises in this chapter. You should memorize them because the material they cover is on the exam.