saving "zfs send" to a Windows host

Dr. Nikolaus Klepp dr.klepp at
Tue Apr 23 07:26:39 UTC 2019

Anno domini 2019 Tue, 23 Apr 12:42:43 +0700
 Victor Sudakov scripsit:
> Dear Colleagues,
> What is the most convenient way to stream a "zfs send" output through
> the network to a file on a Windows host, for backup purposes?
> I used to use mount_smbfs to mount a Windows share and capture "zfs
> send" output to a file, but now that SMBv1 is not supported anymore,
> mount_smbfs has become useless.
> I don't mind installing some agent to the Windows host which will be
> able to receive "zfs send" output to a network port (through netcat for
> example) and save it there, but I don't know what it could be. It should
> also support some form of authentication (at least not permit an
> arbitrary host to overwrite the backups).
> Can you recommend something?

Use sshd, just like you would in unix only environment. Install OpenSSH on windows (e.g. ), use public key authentication only without passphrase (yes, security, I know, but you probably want the thing wirking first). I do not know if the m$ sshd supports chroot, but if it does, use it. 


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