cfg2html on Solaris – OS configuration Backup

cfg2html is very use full script to take all the system configuration backup in text format and html format.This script is available for Solaris,various Linux flavors and HP-Unix.
For more information about the script,please visit

Once you run the script by default it will generate three files. 
1. System configuration in text format  
2. System configuration in html format
3. Script Error log

These configuration backup files are very useful to build the server from scratch.But we have to  make sure you have latest configuration backup by running cfg2hmtl periodically and keep the output in other location or web portal for future reference.

Here is the script which you can download it and use it for Solaris 10.

From the google drive, Click on File tab- > Select Download 

Download the cfg2html and keep in /var/tmp/

#cd /var/tmp
#tar -xvf cfg2html_solaris10_v1.0.tar
#cd cfg2html_solaris_10v1.0
bash-3.00# ls -lrt
total 56
-rwx------1 root root 24796 Jul 18 14:46 cfg2html_solaris_10v1.0
drwx------2 root root 11 Jul 18 14:46 plugins

bash-3.00# ./cfg2html_solaris_10v1.0
Starting          cfg2html_solaris_10 version 1.0 on a SunOS 5.10 i86pc
Path to cfg2html  ./cfg2html_solaris_10v1.0
Path to plugins   ./plugins
HTML Output File  /Desktop/cfg2html_solaris10_v1.0/cfg2html_solaris10_v1.0/sfos_cfg.html
Text Output File  /Desktop/cfg2html_solaris10_v1.0/cfg2html_solaris10_v1.0/sfos_cfg.txt
Errors logged to  /Desktop/cfg2html_solaris10_v1.0/cfg2html_solaris10_v1.0/sfos_cfg.err
Started at        2012-07-18 14:46:51
Collecting:  System Hardware and Operating System Summary  ..
Collecting:  Disk Device Listing  ....
Collecting:  Host-Bus Adapters (HBAs)  ...
Collecting:  Solaris Volume Manager (SVM)  ......
Collecting:  Local File Systems and Swap  ......
Collecting:  NFS Configuration  .....
Collecting:  Zone/Container Information  ......
Collecting:  Network Settings  ..........
Collecting:  EEPROM  ....
Collecting:  Cron  ...
Collecting:  System Log  ..
Collecting:  Resource Limits  .....
Collecting:  Services  ....
Collecting:  VxVM  ...........
Collecting:  VxFS  ..

bash-3.00# ls -lrt
total 337
-rwx------1 root root  24796 Jul 18 14:46 cfg2html_solaris_10v1.0
drwx------2 root root          11 Jul 18 14:46 plugins
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root   732 Jul 18 14:47 sfos_cfg.err
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root   77295 Jul 18 14:47 sfos_cfg.html
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root   65492 Jul 18 14:47 sfos_cfg.txt
bash-3.00# uname -a
SunOS sfos 5.10 Generic_142910-17 i86pc i386 i86pc

You can copy to windows and upload it in desired location .

you can add the cfg2hmtl  in cronjob to run cfg2html periodically .
# export EDITOR=vi
# corntab -e
Add the below lines in the end of the file.
00 23 15 * * /var/tmp/cfg2html_solaris10_v1.0/cfg2html_solaris_10v1.0  > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
00 23 01 * * /var/tmp/cfg2html_solaris10_v1.0/cfg2html_solaris_10v1.0  > /dev/null 2> /dev/null

save the file & exit.The above job will run cfg2html 1st and 15th of the month at 11PM .

Thank you for reading this article.Please leave a comment if you have any doubt ,i will get back to you as soon as possible.


One comment

  1. Dont forget to change the file permission.
    chmod 755 cfg2html_solaris_10v1.0 after extract it.