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

Mike Tancsa mike at
Tue Sep 27 16:48:16 UTC 2016

On 9/27/2016 12:10 PM, Dean E. Weimer wrote:
>> zfs snapshot -r zroot at backup
>> zfs send -R zroot at backup >
>> /nfs-mount-on-backup-server/zroot-full-snap.zfs
> I believe you should be using a -p on the zfs send comand to have it
> send properties, otherwise you need to first create the dataset with the
> properties and use zfs receive -F to restore the dataset over the
> existing dataset which will then inherit those properties.

According to the docs,

-p      Include the dataset's properties in the stream. This flag is
        implicit when -R is specified.

but probably good to specify on the CLI to make it more obvious/deliberate


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