[PC-BSD Testing] ZFS send/recv and Warden

Francis Ridder francis.ridder at gmail.com
Fri Aug 23 10:35:11 PDT 2013


That sounds amazing. I will look at the code and see if I can work on
something with it. My use case is I have a TrueOS server and a PCBSD
desktop that I want to keep in sync jail wise.


On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 10:25 AM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:

>  On 08/23/2013 13:15, Francis Ridder wrote:
>
>  What I would really love to be able to do is, using zfs snapshots +
> send/recv migrate a jail on one machine to another. Creating the export
> seems faster than the bsdtar method currently and could enable things like
> incremental syncs between machines and would allow exports of a running
> jail. Does anyone have an examples of doing this?
>
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> We are putting the finishing touches on the new "Life-Preserver" CLI & GUI
> utility which will handle most of this automatically. It'll let you
> snapshot / replicate the entire OS, not just jails. And should your system
> die a horrible flaming death, no big deal. You can throw our install DVD
> into a fresh box, and restore the entire OS back from the replicated data :)
>
> It should be available in the next set of images we roll, for 9.2-RC2 in a
> week or so.
>
> As for specific jail exports via ZFS, that may happen down the road as
> well, time permitting. If you want to take a look at how the backend works,
> you can right here:
>
> https://github.com/pcbsd/pcbsd/tree/master/src-sh/lpreserver
>
> If you come up with some ideas / scripts, let us know and maybe we can
> patch it into the warden.
>
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