zfs snapshot management

Kai Gallasch gallasch at free.de
Mon Jun 6 10:28:03 UTC 2011

Am 06.06.2011 um 04:32 schrieb Charles Sprickman:

> I've been using a few different tools to manage zfs snapshots in different
> scenarios.  For local use, I've found that Ralf Engelschall's set of
> scripts[1] that tie into the periodic(8) system work fairly well.  I do
> not use the amd portion since I am only working with zfs snapshots and I
> don't see a need to actually re-mount the snapshots elsewhere for
> recovery.  The only limitation I find with this system is that for use on
> a backups host the lack of a monthly or yearly retention period pretty
> much rules it out.  For local "oops" stuff though, it's great.
> For hosts acting as backups servers, I've been using Snapfilter[2] and
> some cobbled together stuff that rsyncs a bunch of hosts and tries to
> detect and notify on errors.  Snapfilter simply is the zfs snapshot
> "sweeper" that periodically deletes snapshots that are outside the defined
> retention period(s).
> Since there seems to be a fair number of serious zfs users here, I was
> hoping for some further suggestions for use in either case.  Any input is
> welcome...

I'm using zetaback(FreeBSD Port: sysutils/zetaback) for some time now.
For backup purposes and for a very convenient method to move zfs based jails from one host to another..

Have a look at https://labs.omniti.com/labs/zetaback



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