Dump Restore on ZFS root system
dick at nagual.nl
Tue Feb 7 16:05:35 UTC 2012
Op 7-2-2012 15:18, William Brown schreef:
> On 07/02/2012, at 22:25, dick wrote:
>> Op 7-2-2012 12:23, Vincent Hoffman schreef:
>>> On 07/02/2012 11:00, dick wrote:
>>>> I run a ZFS on root FreeBSD system. I know I can backup with snapshots
>>>> but I want a dump/restore action because I want to transfer this
>>>> system to a UFS virtual FreeBSD machine.
>>>> My question is: will dump / (root) make a dump of *ALL* other
>>> Dump works at the filesystem level and will not work on a zfs filesystem
>>> [root at banshee /backup/local/zfs]# dump -b 64 -f - ./
>>> dump: ./: unknown file system
>>> I'd use tar or cpio or pax or something.
>>> On a UFS filesystem dump will only dump the filesystem specified and
>>> will not cross mountpoints.
>> OK, got it. I will have to read up on the best option (tar, cpio or pax)
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> Why not use the ZFS send / receive command?
After reading the info on
might be doing that. Sounds not too difficult and it is not really a
problem to have ZFS on the virtual machine. It runs good enough, at
least solaris 11 runs smoothly as a VM. Thanks for the tips.
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