That's storing a dump of a snapshot on external media, but files
within it are not directly accessible. The work Tim et all are doing
is actually putting a live ZFS filesystem on external media and
sending snapshots to it.
A live ZFS filesystem is far more useful (and reliable) than a dump,
and having the ability to restore individual files from that would be
It still doesn't help the OP, but I think that's what he was after.
On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 9:55 AM, Darren J Moffat <darrenm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Ross wrote:
>> Ok, I see where you're coming from now, but what you're talking about
>> isn't zfs send / receive. If I'm interpreting correctly, you're talking
>> about a couple of features, neither of which is in ZFS yet, and I'd need the
>> input of more technical people to know if they are possible.
>> 1. The ability to restore individual files from a snapshot, in the same
>> way an entire snapshot is restored - simply using the blocks that are
>> already stored.
>> 2. The ability to store (and restore from) snapshots on external media.
> What makes you say this doesn't work ? Exactly what do you mean here
> because this will work:
> $ zfs send tank@s1 | dd of=/dev/tape
> Sure it might not be useful and I don't think that is what you mean here so
> can you expand on "sotre snapshots on external media.
> Darren J Moffat
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