export a zfs snapshot over nfs

mike tancsa mike at sentex.net
Tue Jan 28 14:07:43 UTC 2020

On 1/26/2020 10:53 AM, Andriy Gapon wrote:
> On 24/01/2020 17:33, mike tancsa wrote:
>> On a backup server, I want to export a zfs snapshot via nfs, but I cant
>> seem to do it.
>> given the snapshot is
>> backup2/zrepl/sink2/nfserver1/images/vms at zrepl_20190902_122114_000
>> I can do something locally like
>> mkdir /tmpmount
>> add
>> /tmpmount       -maproot=nobody
>> and from the client machine mount /tmpmount.
>> But if I do on the server
>> mount -t zfs
>> backup2/zrepl/sink2/nfserver1/images/vms at zrepl_20190902_122114_000 /tmpmount
>> and then try and mount from the client, I get a permission denied.
>> I can work around it by creating a quick clone of the snapshot and
>> mounting the clone.  But was curious as to why I cant do it the first way ?
>> server is releng12 and nfsv3
> Have you tried to navigate to the snapshot from the filesystem mount via
> .zfs/snapshot ?
Thanks to everyone who replied. I can indeed mount the snapshot on nfsv4
by going directly to it

So if I have something like

slowtank/tmp and a snapshot called slowtank/tmp at clean2019-server

mount -t nfs /mnt

I can indeed do this on nfsv4

On nfsv3, I have to have on the exports line keep it to ,




gives a "bad exports line" when I restart mountd.

But other than that, it works.

When I have time, I will move the main server in question to nfsv4 as it
seems more flexible.  But for now, between clones, direct snapshot
mounts etc, I am able to get done what I need to.


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