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

Victor Sudakov vas at
Thu Sep 29 08:57:40 UTC 2016

Mike Tancsa wrote:
> On 9/27/2016 10:35 PM, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> > 
> > but what if I just wanted to test the stream without actually receiving it?
> Dont think there is a way.  A lot of people backup the stream to an
> actual zfs file server. That way you have zfs make sure all is "good"
> with the backup. 

"zfs receive -n" should be a way, if only it did not fail like it

> When you send it to a file, make sure the file is
> stored on a system that wont allow bitrot as the file can easily become
> corrupted.

I love dump/restore, and 'restore -rN' was my favourite tool to check
backups for corruption.

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

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