Backup strategy for large mailbox stores

Michael Bacon baconm at
Tue Feb 16 12:09:26 EST 2010

Received wisdom I've had on zfs send and receive is that they're not 
production-ready backup solutions, but were basically afterthoughts the zfs 
team tacked on.


--On February 16, 2010 5:46:52 PM +0100 Dietmar Rieder 
<adrieder at> wrote:

> On 02/16/2010 05:32 PM, Michael Bacon wrote:
>> For those of you doing ZFS, what do you use to back up the data after a
>> zfs snapshot?  We're currently on UFS, and would love to go to ZFS, but
>> haven't figured out how to replace ufsdump in our backup strategy.
> what about "zfs send"?
> see
> man zfs
> Didi
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