ZFS on Solaris with UFSDUMP

Posted on 2009-02-17
Last Modified: 2013-12-27

We have a bunch of servers using ufs (mirrored) and all are being backed up over SSL to one LTO tape backup drive. Now we have introduced ZFS and mirrored using ZFS, and would like to know if it is possible to continue this backup process.

The process is similar to what is described here:

The ZFS for this server wasn't done by me, so I am not fully appreciative of ZFS and its benefits, but have some concerns about the integration process.
Question by:kalmen
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    you should use ZFS backup command, or "rsync (third part free too) + ssh" to backup.
    have a look at:
     You can download rsync binary package from:
     please read the download readme page , download and install all the dependencies.
    more details about rsync:
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    The "zfs send" command is designed for backing up zfs volumes. Currently in Solaris 10, only snapshots can be backed-up.
    Eventually there will be a zfs command to backup entire zfs pools, including snapshots, but that functionality is not yet
    available. However, most uses of zfs are concerned with only keeping track of the current data, so that shouldn't be a
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    Thanks a lot. That made a lot more sense. I guess one should adjust to this new technology and find their own way to manage the backups.

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