In the last episode (Dec 02), Reinis Ivanovs said: > It seems I've made a mistake using ZFS, and now my /usr/local/ is > empty. I wanted to create a snapshot of a directory inside of it, so > I ran "zfs create tank/usr/local" and "zfs create tank/usr/local/www" > as I had seen in the guides I'd been using. That worked, but the > filesystems created were empty. As I found out later, doing what I > did on Solaris would have created the filesystems but not mounted > them, but on FreeBSD they were mounted automatically, and the > previous contents hidden. The question now is, how do I get my files > back? The system is crippled without /usr/local/ and I can't unmount > or destroy it, because it says that the device is busy. Any help > would be appreciated.
Solaris should have automatically mounted them too, unless you had "zfs set" canmount=noauto or mountpoint=legacy on an upper filesystem. If you intend to copy/move the existing contents into these new filesystems, you can just umount them and manually mount them somewhere else ( mount -t zfs tank/usr/local /tmp/local ) while you do the copy, then remount them in their final locations. umount -f should let you force-dismount them even if processes have open filehandles on them. If it doesn't, run "fstat -f /usr/local" and kill any processes that show up, then try umounting again. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"