ZFS send?

krad kraduk at gmail.com
Tue May 18 12:22:04 UTC 2021

Why not add the bigger drive to the zfs data set as a mirror of the one you
want to remove. Once its resilvered detach the old drive. The extra
capacity should become visible, although you might need a "zfs online -e

On Mon, 17 May 2021 at 23:15, joe mcguckin <joe at via.net> wrote:

> Does zfs send create a completely identical file system on the receive
> side? e.g. same inode numbers, etc?
> I’ve been using  ZFS in conjunction with SAMBA to perform Apple Time
> Machine backuos. It works like a charm.
> But I might need to move the dataset to another machine or to a newly
> created filesystem with larger drives.
> I know TM somehow fingerprints the backup filesystem and is able to detect
> when it’s moved to another disk.
> I wonder if that’s the case in my instance?
> If I can zfs send  and receive it, creating a identical filesystem down to
> the inode level. I would think that moving the TM backup filesystem
> would work.
> Any similar experience out there?
> Thanks,
> Joe
> Joe McGuckin
> ViaNet Communications
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