complete clone/restore from a ZFS-based system replication stream

Warren Block wblock at
Mon Oct 3 22:42:30 UTC 2016

On Sat, 1 Oct 2016, Victor Sudakov wrote:

> Victor Sudakov wrote:
>>> Here are the steps I used to restore a "level zero" zfs file onto a
>>> new/fresh mirror.
>> Mike, thanks to your and others' help I have developed a solution
>> which works for me, at least partially. The only problem with the
>> solution is that I create the second pool on /dev/vtbd2p3, but when
>> the new system boots, there is no /dev/vtbd2 (naturally) and the pool
>> uses /dev/diskid/DISK-BHYVE-8054-2C08-770Ap3 for the physical device,
>> burying all /dev/vtbd0p* devices.
> Maybe the solution is using ZFS on whole disk, without GPT partitions,
> with zfsboot(8) and ZFS volumes for swap?

zvols for swap is generally not recommended.  It has the overhead of the 

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