I work as an Oracle Technical consultant (mainly DBA related), and I have used ZFS snapshots on previous projects which has helped me a great deal. I often take snapshots before doing some dev work, and then I can roll it back if I want to start again, or if it goes pear shaped!!
I have used the root user in the past, because it was on development servers owned by us or our project. On my current project the servers are controlled by another company, and understandably they don't want to give out the root password and probably not a sudo root.
Are there any ways to give my unix (solaris) user permissions to just be able to create/delete/rollback ZFS snapshots? Otherwise I will need to be reliant on the third party to run them for me, which is probably going to delay me.
I am moving to Solaris11 and is trying to understand how ZFS snapshot works.
Chances upon this Oracle Blog and can't wrap my head around it.
Hope gurus here can shed some light .
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I'm trying to send an incremental ZFS file system from one system to another (Solaris 11.2). When I run this:
zfs send -RI 20150429 gpool/zones/zone-name@20150501 | \
ssh dest-host "/usr/sbin/zfs recv -o canmount=off -dFuv bpool"
Unable to estimate the size of... (1 Reply)
I have a question regarding installing recommended patch clusters via ZFS snapshots. Someone wrote a pretty good blog about it here:
Initial Program Load: Live Upgrade to install the recommended patch cluster on a ZFS snapshot
The person's article is similar to what I've done in the past. ... (0 Replies)