bin/80534: Enumeration of filesystem snapshots

Bernd Luevelsmeyer bernd at
Mon May 2 04:40:03 PDT 2005

>Number:         80534
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       Enumeration of filesystem snapshots
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Mon May 02 11:40:02 GMT 2005
>Originator:     Bernd Luevelsmeyer
>Release:        FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE i386
System: FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE

There doesn't seem to exist a way to enumerate active filesystem
snapshots taken with mksnap_ffs other than "find /path -flags snapshot".

mksnap_ffs /usr /usr/some/path/some/file

... let a few days pass ...
... forget the filename ...
... try to get rid of the snapshot ...

Since the kernel maintains the snapshots, it should be easy for the kernel
to report the filenames in some way.

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