[rescue] Oracle making just a little harder to keep old machines in use

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Sat May 8 10:05:50 CDT 2010

On Saturday 08 May 2010, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
> On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 12:01:24PM -0400, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> > What do you need from a zfsdump that zfs send won't do?
> Among other things, the ability to restore files on a system with
> a different architecture and a different operating system.  While
> there have been sporadic portability issues with dump/ufsdump over
> the years, I've had pretty good luck doing this across various 'nix
> systems in the past decade.
> And perhaps this is just my lack of zfs savvy speaking, but it's
> not clear to me yet how to do incremental backups using this method.
> One of the systems that I run has ~40T of storage mostly consisting
> of large files that are very infrequently modified (in some cases:
> never) and I'd like to leverage that into making backups run as
> quickly as possible and occupy as little space as possible.

Why won't (GNU) tar work?  It does everything that you say you are 

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