Is there any free third party software that can do backup and restore of the Solaris 11 OS? I tried Acronis 2017 for few times but failed. I will hang & stop at the half way of the backup process which analyzing the partition.
One of the easiest ways on Solaris 11 is to use unified archives (UARs). They're similar to flars from prior revs of the OS. Here's a quick run down of a simple use case. You'll want to read up on UARs to see how they'd meet your needs.
To create a root only recovery UAR -- giving you a root only backup of the global:
archiveadm create -r -z global --root-only /tmp/global-rootonly-recovery.uar
To view a UARs info:
archiveadm info -v /tmp/globalrecovery.uar
When needed to recover or clone a system, to create recovery media for use on a DVD (use
-f iso ) or USB stick:
archiveadm create-media /tmp/globalrecovery.uar
To then copy UAR to a USB stick:
Here are two reference links you may also find useful: