zfs (zxfer) replication -- "holes" in backups? (SOLVED)

Aleksandr Miroslav alexmiroslav at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 18:57:18 UTC 2016

On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 8:13 PM, Aleksandr Miroslav
<alexmiroslav at gmail.com> wrote:
> It turns out that when I sent my snapshots to my backup machine, I never turned off
> this property, the backup machine also had zfstools installed, and so was taking
> snapshots of my backupsnaphots.

Indeed, this was the problem. The solution was to add the following to
my zxfer command line:

    -o com.sun:auto-snapshot=false

This turned off the property that zfstools uses to determine whether
or not it should snapshot a filesystem.


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