Root on ZFS, LiveCD and BE

Victor Sudakov vas at
Tue Aug 23 15:05:17 UTC 2016

krad wrote:
> If you are really that worried about the pool in question and potential
> damage I would do an image of the drive(s) before doing anything. Than you
> can restore if anything does go horribly wrong.
> I'm suprised nobody has mentioned this.

Probably because it's a) trivial and b) not always feasible (you don't
always have enough disk space and/or network bandwidth or can't afford
time to make a verbatim image of an entire drive of a system to be

If by making an image you imply not dd, but "zfs send", then you have
to import the pool anyway.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at

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