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Date:      Tue, 15 Nov 2016 07:17:51 +0700
From:      Victor Sudakov <>
To:        "Steve O'Hara-Smith" <>
Subject:   Re: zfs send/receive as dump/restore alternative
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Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> > 
> > I now run a couple of systems fully on zfs, and use e.g.
> > "zfs send -Rv zroot@2016-10-01 > /mnt1/2016-09-25.zfs" 
> > for a full system backup to a remote file server.
> > 
> > With restore(8), I could restore any separate filesystem or even a single
> > file/directory from the dump, even interactively.
> 	As others have indicated the zfs stream is not designed as an
> archive format but rather for efficient filesystem replication.

BTW if anyone has experience with enterprise backup software for ZFS
(e.g. for Solaris), how does it handle the task of restoring
individual files?

Oracle says "consider an enterprise backup solution... if you need
per-file restoration":

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN

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