Restoring and snapshots

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Sun Apr 12 08:50:12 UTC 2020

On 2020-04-12 10:23, David Christensen wrote:

> It sounds like you are using file- and directory-level backup tools for 
> ZFS filesystems (?). 

As I said, however, I'm having the same problem with UFS...
You are focusing on ZFS, but this was not the point of the original 
post; it was just an example.

> If you are using file- and directory-level backup tools to back up ZFS 
> snapshots, that definitely sounds like you are barking up the wrong 
> tree.

Sometimes you have complex system, with several machines (some with ZFS, 
some with UFS, some with a mix and some not even BSD) and you need an 
integrated solution.
Handling ZFS filesystem differently from the others would be a pain.
Besides, restoring a whole filesystem if you just need a couple of files 
would be very inefficient.

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