saving "zfs send" to a Windows host

Victor Sudakov vas at
Mon Apr 29 15:48:30 UTC 2019

Victor Sudakov wrote:
> But I think I've found a working dd implementation for Windows at
> which works with stdin. A quick test has
> shown that the following does work:
> cat r.bin | ssh winhost "b:\gw2_backup\dd bs=1M of=b:\gw2_backup\test.bin"
> It creates test.bin where requested and its md5 is the same as that of r.bin.

I've just found an elegant solution, the native Windows 7z archiver can
work from/to stdin, so it will receive and compress my zfs stream:

zfs send zroot/vm/radius at weekly-2019-14 | ssh winhost "b:\gw2_backup\7z.exe a -si b:\gw2_backup\radius.7z"

Thanks to all who replied.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49 at fidonet
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