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Re: [ezjail] Backing up a jail

On Aug 8, 2013, at 5:17 PM, Ollivier Robert wrote:

> According to Dan Langille:
>> Given a jail at /usr/jails/example.org, I plan to exclude the following directories:
> These are symlinks, just use a backup system that does not reference symlinks, just store them (which almost system I know -- tar/cpio/pax/zfs send/dump -- will do by default).

What about other symlinks within the jails?

> The main things is that of course, unless you have specified every jail inside their own FS (easy with ZFS, slightly less practical with UFS), dump/restore won't be usable as it does dump only entire FS (something Rémy Card submitted a patch for years ago...) 

Every jail has their own ZFS file system. But I am not using dump/restore.

Dan Langille - http://langille.org