snapshots contain no data.

James B. Byrne byrnejb at
Mon Oct 23 18:54:22 UTC 2017

I implemented snapshots on my desktop unit.  the zfs pool looks like

zfs list
zroot               40.4G   851G    96K  /zroot
zroot/ROOT          13.1G   851G    96K  none
zroot/ROOT/default  13.1G   851G  9.14G  /
zroot/tmp           76.4M   851G  2.56M  /tmp
zroot/usr           26.9G   851G    96K  /usr
zroot/usr/home      26.3G   851G  22.4G  /usr/home
zroot/usr/ports      638M   851G   638M  /usr/ports
zroot/usr/src         96K   851G    96K  /usr/src
zroot/var            131M   851G    96K  /var
zroot/var/audit       96K   851G    96K  /var/audit
zroot/var/crash       96K   851G    96K  /var/crash
zroot/var/log        118M   851G  2.60M  /var/log
zroot/var/mail      1.29M   851G   120K  /var/mail
zroot/var/tmp       11.3M   851G  5.45M  /var/tmp

This is one of the snapshot commands I am issuing from cron:

/usr/local/sbin/zfsnap snapshot -a 14d -s -S -r zroot

But when I look in the snapshot directories I see no data.

This is the result:

ls -a /zroot/.zfs/snapshot/*14d
.	..

.	..
 . . .

.	..

This is busy system and I have made many changes to the file system
since starting this on October 10.  Why are there no snapshot
references to changed files or where do I find them?

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