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  • Ubuntu's Zsys Tool For Enhancing The ZFS On Linux Experience Now Supports Snapshots

    Phoronix: Ubuntu's Zsys Tool For Enhancing The ZFS On Linux Experience Now Supports Snapshots

    One of the work items we have been keen to monitor during the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS development cycle is tracking the happenings around Zsys, the Ubuntu/Canonical led utility for helping to administer ZFS On Linux systems. In ending out January, Zsys now has more functionality in tow...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...nuary-Snapshot

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    FreeBSD has bectl now that is similar
    https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=bectl

    It uses Solaris beadm like syntax (same commands really) so everything is familiar but it has a few nifty tricks.

    Take a snapshot of the running system and spawn a shell on it in a writable jail.
    bectl create [email protected]
    bectl jail snap

    Import and export a boot environment.
    bectl export snap > snap.raw
    bectl import snap.raw

    I'd really like to see Ubuntu and Zsys follow this style. Not just the features but the implementation.

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