> Other details - the original ZFS was created at ZFS > version 14 on SNV b105, trying to be restored to ZFS > version 15 on SNV b114. Any help would be > appreciated.
The zfs send/recv format is not warranted to be compatible between revisions. I don't know, offhand, if that is the problem in this specific case or between these revisions. You might try running up a VM on b105 and seeing if it can read the stream. I'm concerned that, despite clear recommendations and advice against it, there seem to be a number of solutions appearing (like automated backup to cloud, via the auto-snapshot hooks) that use the stream format for long term storage, even from those within Sun. I think the message needs to be clear, either way - either endorse stream-format compatibility, or discourage such usage. >From my reading of the recommendations regarding the stream format, it's >concerning enough that it may not be possible to send streams between two >hosts at different versions, even as a direct stream. You may get lucky, most >of the time, but don't rely on it. Which still leaves a question as to what the most appropriate archive format is, that understands incremental snapshots, properties, and all your other favourite zfs features, etc. I'm starting to favour using real ZFS pools in zvols or files (or directly on external media), along with vm images to run them where needed, since these come with an upgrade process and compatibility assurances for the content. -- This message posted from opensolaris.org _______________________________________________ zfs-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss