Ahh.. the illumos lists change the from address (or set reply-to), so that
a plain reply simply works. Sorry about that :)
But yeah, when you update you probably want to snap/backup your current
BE. It won't hurt anything to snap/backup the old ones, just that they'll
contain the non-updated versions of everything.
On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:48 PM, Edward Ned Harvey
> > From: jason.brian.k...@gmail.com [mailto:jason.brian.k...@gmail.com] On
> > Behalf Of Jason
> > When you update our install (i.e. pkg image-update) unless you explicitly
> > specify a BE name, it names the BEs as 'openindiana-NN'. The way that
> > pkg(5) works is that it snapshot+clones your current BE (i.e.
> > rpool/ROOT/openindiana if that is your current BE), then applies the
> > to the clone. You can then use beadm to active the new one, or switch
> > etc. It is unrelated to time slider (other than both will create zfs
> > That you have openindiana-1 suggests you've run pkg image-update at least
> > once (either via cmdline or GUI). beadm should tell you which one is
> > (i.e. you're running on), also you can also do df -h / or mount and see
> > fs is actually mounted as /
> (I just noticed this reply was sent to me off-list. Do you mind resending
> it on-list, and I'll send this reply again on-list?)
> That agrees with what I originally thought. So here is the confusion:
> zfs list -t snapshot | grep '^rpool/ROOT/openindiana@' | grep daily
> 0 - 3.25G -
> Every day, the above changes. And every day, a new entry appears below:
> zfs list -t snapshot | grep '^rpool/ROOT/openindiana-1@' | grep daily
> 307K - 3.36G -
> 563K - 3.36G -
> 443K - 3.37G -
> 1.59M - 3.37G -
> 324K - 3.38G -
> I ran "beadm list" as suggested, and it confirmed what I've been
> suspecting since starting this thread - The current BE is openindiana-1
> It would seem, I simply need to be aware, I should backup whatever is
> specified as "NR" by beadm. Because a new filesystem was created and
> became the place where files actually are being updated... It is not safe
> for me to simply backup "openindiana" and keep it that way moving forward.
> Every time I "pkg update" I need to be aware, to update my backup scripts
> accordingly, to backup the new BE instead of the old one.
> Sound about right?
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