On Oct 11, 2012, at 6:03 AM, Edward Ned Harvey
>> From: Richard Elling [mailto:richard.ell...@gmail.com]
>> Read it again he asked, "On that note, is there a minimal user-mode zfs thing
>> that would allow
>> receiving a stream into an image file?" Something like:
>> zfs send ... | ssh user@host "cat > file"
> He didn't say he wanted to cat to a file. But it doesn't matter. It was
> only clear from context, responding to the advice of "zfs receive"ing into a
> zpool-in-a-file, that it was clear he was asking about doing a "zfs receive"
> into a file, not just cat. If you weren't paying close attention to the
> thread, it would be easy to misunderstand what he was asking for.
Pedantically, a pool can be made in a file, so it works the same...
> When he asked for "minimal user-mode" he meant, something less than a
> full-blown OS installation just for the purpose of zfs receive. He went on
> to say, he was considering zfs-fuse-on-linux.
... though I'm not convinced zfs-fuse supports files, whereas illumos/Solaris
Perhaps a linux fuse person can respond.
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