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Date:      Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:40:27 -0800
From:      Aleksandr Miroslav <>
To:        Jon Radel <>,
Subject:   Re: zfs (zxfer) replication -- "holes" in backups?
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On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 10:36 PM, Jon Radel <> wrote:
> > Occasionally, for whatever reason, zxfer can't replicate a particular snapshot.
> In particular, might you be using the -d and -F options, or more
> precisely, failing to do so?

Just checked, and all my backup scripts use both of those switches.

> zxfer -vFdk -o setuid=off,compression=lz4 -T -R
> zroot pool1/mirrors/
> I do *not* see the problem you describe

Here is what my backup script looks like:

    /usr/local/sbin/zxfer -dFkPv -g 376 -T -R
zroot zroot/backups

I think I have mostly the same switches as you.


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