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Date:      Tue, 6 Sep 2011 09:29:58 +0100
From:      krad <kraduk@gmail.com>
To:        Gene <fbsd@brightstar.bomgardner.net>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Help Finding ZFS snapshots
Message-ID:  <CALfReyfpLVnzGLkemDOeVY3FuWz9mWDP07iYFGZ_WBYoHBUJcw@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20110905155803.M77497@brightstar.bomgardner.net>
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On 5 September 2011 16:58, Gene <fbsd@brightstar.bomgardner.net> wrote:

> On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 11:35:34 -0400, Daniel Staal wrote
> > --As of September 5, 2011 10:23:32 AM -0500, Gene is alleged to have
> > said:
> >
> > > On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 10:48:22 -0400, Daniel Staal wrote
> > >> --As of September 5, 2011 8:13:52 AM -0500, Gene is alleged to have
> said:
> > >>
> > >> > Using FreeBSD 8.1, amd64 - I wanted to recover files from a snapshot
> of
> > >> > usr/home. Everything I've found via googling refers to a link such
> as
> > >> > "path/zfs/.snapshot"
> > >>
> > >> --As for the rest, it is mine.
> > >>
> > >> Try "path/.zfs".  ;)
> > >>
> > >> (Which, on my system, then has a 'snapshot' directory, which holds
> > >> all the snapshots.)
> > >>
> > >> Daniel T. Staal
> > >>
> > >
> > > No such luck. The following:
> > >
> > > cd /
> > > ls -R | grep -i "zfs"
> > >
> > > finds only 'zfs' directories in the source tree and ports.
> > >
> > > Other ideas? I know the snapshots exist, I can see 'em with
> > > "zfs list -t snapshot".
> >
> > --As for the rest, it is mine.
> >
> > Don't check if the directory is there first.  It isn't.  Just 'cd'
> > to it, and it will exist.
> >
> > Daniel T. Staal
>
> Well I'll be hornswaggled ... Thanks!
>
>
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as others have posted its hidden. This is for good reason though. Just
imagine you backup program trawling your 10 TB array that has 100 historical
snapshots. Suddenly you are backing up 1 PB 8(



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