[OpenIndiana-discuss] About auto snapshots

Gernot Wolf gw.inet at chello.at
Mon Oct 31 13:38:13 UTC 2011

Am 31.10.11 13:58, schrieb Michael McDonnell:
> On 25/10/2011 14:58, Gernot Wolf wrote:
>> Am 22.10.11 01:53, schrieb Jeppe Toustrup:
>>> Auto-snapshots are unfortunately not working in b151, please see
>>> "Known issues" in the release notes:
>>> http://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/oi_151a+Release+Notes
>> Well, this is strange... because I recently upgraded an OSOL box
>> (build snv_134) at my office to oi_151a. The OSOL box had
>> auto-snapshots enabled, and they continue working just fine.
>> It's a bit different now, I see a lot more "frequent" snapshots than
>> before, and the ":" in the names of the snapshots has been replaced by
>> a "_", but else everything is as before.
>> So why is this feature working on my box when according to "known
>> issues" it shouldn't, and obviously isn't working on other oi-151a
>> boxes...???
>> Not that I want to complain ;) - just curious...
>> Regards,
>> Gernot Wolf
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> I also seemed to have snapshots working correctly but not any longer. My
> issue is that only the most current snapshot is saved, this was enable
> ~7AM this morning.
> tank/docs at zfs-auto-snap_monthly-2011-10-30-16h31 0 - 471M -
> tank/docs at zfs-auto-snap_hourly-2011-10-31-12h15 0 - 471M -
> tank/docs at zfs-auto-snap_frequent-2011-10-31-12h45 0 - 471M -

Hm, strange. I don't have this issue on my box, see attachement (ls 
output of snapshot dir). On the contrary, auto snapshots seems to 
generate a really HUGE amount of snapshots, MUCH more than before...?

Gernot Wolf
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