[zfs-discuss] Best filesystem to run on a ZVOL?

Alessandro MACUZ alessandro.macuz at gmail.com
Fri May 24 11:47:13 EDT 2013


2013/5/24 Ryan How <ryan at zbit.net.au>

> Looks like I can use raw files with virtualbox easily enough, so no
> converting between raw images and VDI needed, but the other issue is using
> rsync to back up the VM images. Can't use rsync directly on a zvol :(
>
> Anyone got a workaround for that?
>
> Is there a way to access a ZVOL like a big file for the purposes of
> backing it up, or copying over the network?
>


Would the combination dd + netcat work for you? I did it in the past with
normal block devices.
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