Can I recreate my .snap directories ?

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Jun 26 05:19:59 UTC 2019

On Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:25:21 +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> UFS-1 or 2 file system created by NetBSD would not have .snap directory.

FreeBSD's newfs supports the following option:

     -n      Do not create a .snap directory on the new file system.  The
             resulting file system will not support snapshot generation, so
             dump(8) in live mode and background fsck(8) will not function
             properly.  The traditional fsck(8) and offline dump(8) will work
             on the file system.  This option is intended primarily for memory
             or vnode-backed file systems that do not require dump(8) or
             fsck(8) support.

This limits the use of dump and fsck, but if you're not using those
specific features, .snap won't be needed.

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