On Feb 20, 2013, at 2:49 PM, Markus Grundmann <mar...@freebsduser.eu> wrote:
> My name is Markus and I living in germany. I'm new to this list and I have a
> simple question
> related to zfs. My favorite operating system is FreeBSD and I'm very happy to
> use zfs on them.
> It's possible to enhance the properties in the current source tree with an
> entry like "protected"?
> I find it seems not to be difficult but I'm not an professional C programmer.
> For more information
> please take a little bit of time and read my short post at
> I have reviewed some pieces of the source code in FreeBSD 9.1 to find out how
> difficult it was to
> add an pool / filesystem property as an additional security layer for
> Whenever I modify zfs pools or filesystems it's possible to destroy [on a bad
> day :-)] my data. A new
> property "protected=on|off" in the pool and/or filesystem can help the
> administrator for datalost
> (e.g. "zpool destroy tank" or "zfs destroy <tank/filesystem>" command will be
> when "protected=on" property is set).
Look at the delegable properties (zfs allow). For example, you can delegate a
user to have
specific privileges and then not allow them to destroy.
Note: I'm only 99% sure this is implemented in FreeBSD, hopefully someone can
> It's anywhere here on this list their can discuss/forward this feature
> request? I hope you have
> understand my post ;-)
> Thanks and best regards,
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