ZFS copy fun: Syncoid and Sanoid, how to backup a ZFS dataset



    • ZFS only runs on remote host as root so watch out for that with Ubuntu.


    • Destroy remote dataset if it already exists or it will whinge, or it possibly just needs the remote snapshots destroying.


  • Syncoid runs with LZO compression by default which is best for fast connections or LAN. For limited bandwidth connections try PIGZ .


Install the sanoid Software:



Sanoid.conf example


Snapshot Regime (add this to cron):

Remote Copy:


References:  https://www.svennd.be/zfs-snapshots-of-proxmox-using-sanoid/


Jon (TopGun) Clayton


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