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  1. 4

    Replication Destination - wrong path?

    Trying to replicate nas1:tank/veeam to nas2:tank/veeam, but the job created nas2:tank/veeam/veeam. What's with the additional directory in the path? Also, neither here nor there since the initial replication task isn't done yet, but why do I see over 1TB in use on the target, but I still see...
  2. guermantes

    how to properly backup (replicate) iocage jails for disaster recovery?

    I have searched Oracle zfs docs and the forum but I am still unsure regarding how to properly backup my iocage jails to a different pool so as to have a backup if I mess up or otherwise get my jails destroyed. Naively I began with a recursive snapshop task of the entire iocage/ tree and tried...
  3. CompuGlobalHyperMegaNet

    Just upgraded to 11.2 and I had to recreate my Snapshot and replication schedule. Do I need to do anything else?

    I've just upgraded from 9.10.2-U5 to 11.2-U5 and aside from kicking myself for not even considering installing each release (i.e. 11.1) along the way, everything seams to have gone perfectly fine (see below for more details of my upgrade methodology). My old Warden Jails and Plugins are back up...
  4. M

    Restarting incremental replication after pool rebuild?

    Hello, we have a FreeNAS backup 'BU1' that probably will need to have its pool rebuilt because of some h/w issues. Currently there is an incremental replication established from BU1 to remote server BU2. However, probably we'd need to rebuild BU1 pool, and because the bandwidth with BU2...
  5. H

    Mounting a replicated zvol

    I am replicating a small zvol containing a hyper-v VM that has been running off my primary FN 11.2 box on to a secondary. I need to now mount the replicated zvol in Windows but when I try to initialise the disk I get a write protected error. I remembered from one of the tutorials that...
  6. S

    Replication Jobs Suddenly Started Failing After Working Flawlessly for Months

    Hello everyone, The company I work for recently took on a new client that is using FreeNAS for their shared company data. I have never used FreeNAS, so I am a complete noob, and don't really know where to start on troubleshooting the replication issues they are suddenly having. I can't seem...
  7. M

    How to fix "cannot receive aclmode property on <poolname>: invalid property value" when replicating to linux

    This is not a question but an answer, as I stumbled several times over this problem and eventually found what I needed on google, but it was always very difficult to locate. So for everyone else who wants to replicate from their FreeNAS to a linux machine and who gets this error: cannot receive...
  8. Glorious1

    SOLVED Replications stopped after installing new boot device

    On May 21 I installed a SSD for the FreeNAS OS and loaded it on. It all went fairly smoothly, and all my configuration is intact and everything working smoothly. However, recently I noticed that the last snapshots to be replicated were on May 20 (although in Storage > Snapshots the date column...
  9. P

    Replication task still in progress and the receiving end has more data the the sending end, huh

    Hello everyone I am hoping someone can clear this up for me, I seem to be really confused on using the replication task and am thinking of switching over to rsync. I have two servers A and B. I am looking to have server A be what I actually use and B just to be a backup, that's it. Since I...
  10. F

    replication issues with first dataset after adding second dataset

    Hi all, I've got a pair of identical FreeNAS servers running 11.1-U2 with one acting as a the primary and the other acting as a replication target for snapshots. For the past few months, replication has been failing for the original dataset (started with a 40TB quota but has since been increased...
  11. KazuyaDarklight

    Larger Snapshot Library on Backup Unit

    v11.2 We are using replication to backup our production unit to a backup system. Is there a way we can configure it so that the backup unit has longer, but not unlimited snapshot retention than the production unit? (We don't want to tell the replication task to just not ever delete things and...
  12. D

    Can I access replication logs from the UI?

    Hi all- I set up a replication task with two machines on a LAN that was working successfully. I recently colo'd one of the machines. I'd like to confirm that replication tasks are still working - I'm not getting any errors, which leads me to believe "yes," but I'd like to be absolutely certain...
  13. eccevery

    Replication starts over and over

    I have a server for personal "main storage" and have set up replications to a secondary server in another building. However the replication job seems to start over and over, and I can't figure out why. There is only one snapshot in the list, and it's the same snapshot that seems to be replicated...
  14. A

    Two identical Servers Replication but the Pull (second) much lower capacity after replication

    Hello, i've an issue with 2 identical twins SRVS, in replication (Rsync) with identical configuraion, HDDs in mirror 2TB, same compression level Iz4 - ratio 1.09x, the push has available empty diskspace 940.2gb the pull has available empty diskspace 34.7gb!!! There is no hardware error or...
  15. blanchet

    SOLVED ZFS replication only during the night?

    Hi, I would like to replicate my FreeNAS server to another one only during the night (between 20:00 and 08:00) . How should I specify this period of time ? a single replication task that overlap midnight ? Begin Time = 20:00 and End Time = 08:00 or two replication tasks that stop and start...
  16. S

    Additional snapshots on replicated datasets

    Hi All, I have a freenas box running 11.0-U1 (soon to move to 11.2-U3) that is replicating datasets to a backup system on 11.2-U3. This works. I want to keep or make snapshots on the remote/destination system longer than the source. I do not wish to keep this data around on the primary for...
  17. B

    GCP credentials, forbidden

    Hi all, I'm running FreeNAS 11.2-U2.1 on ESXi 6.5, FreeBSD 64-bit. This is not meant for production, merely to have a proof of concept before going out and buying a ton of hardware. I'm trying to get the FreeNAS box to replicate to a GCP bucket. I created a service account, gave it relevant...
  18. M

    Remote snapshots dissapeared

    Hello Freenas Forum. I have a main machine which is backed up via replication (send/receive) to another machine. They are on the same LAN and in my apartment. Both machines are on 11.2. I have configured this as no deletion of stale snapshots, no encryption and no compression. This has...
  19. Fire-Dragon-DoL

    SOLVED Drive backup using mirroring: how to restore?

    Hello! My setup is the following: 1 vdev with 3 HDDs, all 3 mirror of each other (so 3 x 3TB HDD, total available space = 3TB). 2 Drives are just going to spin all the time, mirror of each other, that's the redundancy. The 3rd drive, I'll plug it in once every now and then (say: once per month)...
  20. L

    Script to Delete Snapshots on Backup/Replication Server

    I would like to know if is possible to create a script to delete snapshots on backup/replication server side. We have the option "Delete Stale Snapshots on Remote System", but this is not very secure because if we accidentally (or not) delete these snapshots on primary server, they also will be...
  21. L

    Using Replicated ZVol

    Hello Everyone, I am the Systems Administrator here for a medium sized manufacturing company. We currently have 2 FreeNAS 2U certified systems in different physical locations to protect against disaster scenarios. Both systems host 2 ZVols over iSCSI to 1 VM Host each. Lets call these sites...
  22. I

    How to expire replicated snapshots on remote system

    Hi - I have two FreeNAS FreeNAS-11.2-RELEASE-U1 systems set up to experiment with snapshot replication and system recovery before I implement at work. I have a dataset on the source system with 15min snapshots an 1hr retention, this is all working fine. I have configured replication to the...
  23. Johnny Fartpants

    How to Avoid Accidental Deletion of Dataset with Replication

    I've mentioned this at least once before in another post and either got the feeling nobody else felt like this was an issue or they didn't quite appreciate the implication so thought I'll make a specific post about it so you guys can either put my mind at rest or we can conclude this is an issue...
  24. eccevery

    Replication - no files on target server

    I'm pushing a 4TB backup from A to B. It's over a 100Mbps link so it takes a while. After two days I thought it would be a good idea to see the file structure actually being created on the target server - but it's empty! So I searched and found what I assume is the solution to my problems...
  25. K

    Local Replication randomly replicates to wrong dataset

    TLDR; So the question is: Why are two of these datasets replicating more than once to different datasets? And most importantly, how do I stop it from happening? I have 6 replication jobs set up and two of them are acting strangely. They are replicating themselves to the wrong dataset, in...
  26. D

    11.2 semi-automatic replication connection timeout

    I've been using replication tasks for some time, but thus far always used the manual setup, which was/is working flawless. It's vacation time and I decided to try out the semi-automated replication setup but can't get it to work. Upon save I always get: Failed to connect to remote host ws://<<<...
  27. L

    how to rollback replicated snapshot (on another system)

    Hello, there´s one thing i don´t get about snapshot replication. Lets say I have a daily snapshot task of my Datapool. Everyday this snapshots are replicated to another server. Now lets assume my pool is heavily degraded or lost or I want a new, bigger one. Happily I have my replicated...
  28. M

    Replication fails - operation timed out

    All, I have two FreeNAS boxes that replicate a small number (<5) datasets over an internet connection. Both boxes are running latest 11.2 and are powered by 16GB RAM and a low power Atom CPU. As they are used to store/secure some family pictures and stuff, the load is very low. When connecting...
  29. eexodus

    Replicated datasets have invisible directories

    I have a master FreeNAS system backing up to two systems via replication: a backup and disaster recovery. On both the backup and DR FreeNAS systems the replicated datasets appear correctly transferred in the web GUI (besides some minor discrepancies I go over here...
  30. M

    Tips for a redundant freenas server

    Hi All, How do you guys go about setting up a freenas server to be used as production in case the main server fails? I am thinking maybe using replication in the first place, Ideally I would like something with minimal changes required so everyone would not notice I change the server. And...
  31. eexodus

    Replication not replicating dataset quotas and other options

    I have three FreeNAS servers. Master has replication setup to both a backup FreeNAS and a disaster recovery (DR) FreeNAS. Before setting up replication on master I transferred the main 'tank' pool's latest snapshot to backup and DR manually using zfs send recv piped through netcat--replication...
  32. M

    Child datasets of readonly datasets are not mounted

    Hi, I have the problem that child datasets of readonly datasets are not mounted and cannot be mounted: cannot mount '/mnt/tank/foo/bar': failed to create mountpoint The freenas box receives replication streams from another freenas box, which works fine. I also understand why it's set readonly...
  33. M

    Replication fails after reboot - connecting manually works, however

    Hi, after a server reboot the replication stopped working. Storage → Replication Tasks → Status: Failed: ssh: connect to host example.com port 12345: Operation timed out It worked fine before the reboot. Connecting manually works, however: ssh -i /data/ssh/replication -p 12345 example.com...
  34. M

    Remote Replication for offsite backups

    Hi all, I will be creating two FreeNAS instances, one with 30tb and the other with 4tb. The 4tb one will be in an office environment. Due to the data retention requirements, it will have hourly snapshots running on it with a 3 month retention. The 30tb one will be in a remote location. We would...
  35. mattd

    Problem creating snapshot for replication

    I am pretty new to FreeNAS. I'm having a problem setting up snapshots, they don't seem to be doing anything. On the snapshot list page, all it says is "An error occurred", there is no error number or details. I setup the snapshot to run recursively, once every day, and retain for 2 weeks. I...
  36. P

    SOLVED Incremental replication after moving dataset to new server - had to check the full dataset name

    How do I get FreeNAS GUI to continue incremental zfs replications after moving a data set to a new server? The GUI wants to start from the beginning and resend the entire dataset. Perhaps there is a file somewhere that has the most recent snapshot sent that I can manually edit? Scenario...
  37. J

    ZFS Replication Fails

    Hello: I have two identical FreeNAS systems, about 100TB in capacity, that have been in production for several years now. The master has one main export, which is exported via SMB to about 30 windows clients. Permissions were set as "Windows" at creation time, but were also set as guest...
  38. HomeStorageManiac

    Files Invisible on Replication Computer

    Hello, I have been using FreeNAS for regular home storage for a while now. I recently decided to add a replication FreeNAS and following the instructions. It appears to be working. The source computer sends the Snapshots over to the destination. There are no errors and sometimes I even catch...
  39. C

    FreeNAS Disk / Backup setup options (moving from WHS 2011)

    Hi All, I'm in the process of testing FreeNAS as an alternative to my WHS2011 - I've reached the 2TB limit on it and need something to replace it. This is for a home system for photos, music, films, ISOs, etc, and some data. My current WHS setup is effectively: 2 x 2TB disks in mirror (using...
  40. BloodyBonkers

    SOLVED Need help replicating data from one Freenas server to another

    Hello, I am unsure how I should formulate the zfs send zfs receive command to replicate all data from my main FreeNAS box(Freenas1) to a new temporary FreeNAS box(Freenas2). Here's the information I believe is relevant: Freenas1 has the pool name Volume1 with a primary dataset named Volume1...
  41. A

    Creating a temporary (transit) backup of a raidz2 volume.

    Hi all, I've got a FreeNAS 11.1 file server, which I'm shipping to New Zealand (I'm moving there). It has a single raidz2 volume, based around 4 1TB SSDs. As insurance for the data, I've bought 4 new 1TB SSDs and my intention was to create a backup. I thought the correct way to do this was to...
  42. Sneffets

    13TB Snapshot Replication Failure

    Hello, I have an existing FreeNAS server running the latest 9.4 software (96GB RAM, 6 - 4TB SAS Constellation Drives, 2 - 128GB Enterprise SSD for caching) that is getting full...so I upgraded my existing local BackUp FreeNAS server with 4 - 8TB Seagate Pro drives with 2 - 128GB Enterprise...
  43. S

    Correct setup for zfs receive_resume_token, but no token shown in properties?

    I just set up a new replication server, and have been testing it. My main server and this are both using 11.1-U5, both enterprise hardware, and all features enabled. I ran zfs send on the main server and zfs receive on the new backup server, and deliberately killed the process after a while to...
  44. P

    Replication results in deadlock (rrl->rr_) on zfs reads

    I need some help troubleshooting a deadlock on by backup machine. During its incremental replication all processes accessing the data set end up in a lock on rll->rr_ as reported by a ps -axHl -O lwp in the nwchan field. Set up: master is doing periodic snapshots (multiple per day, keeping...
  45. Susanne Jaeckel

    Restore eines Remote-Snapshots

    Hallo zusammen, wir nutzen schon seit einiger Zeit das wunderbare FreeNAS (nachdem eine Mallware unsere Laufwerke verschlüsselt hatte, durfte ich auch die geniale Möglichkeit nutzen, auf einen Snapshot wieder zurückzuspielen, so das nach 20 Minuten der ganze Hokuspokus vergessen war! :-) Jetzt...
  46. F

    Advice on two-way replication and data-set structure

    I have two Freenas machines. My primary machine is connected to my LAN network and I have a secondary machine at a friends place which I use as a backup destination for a replication task running on my primary machine. I believe I have this finally working as intended. So far so good ... The...
  47. G

    Large Backup Storage Appliance

    I'm in the midst of designing a storage appliance to house client offsite backups which will replicate to one another bi-coastal (freenas replication). The files housed on the storage appliance would range in 10GB - 50GB in nature, typically no smaller and are 95% writes versus reads. There is...
  48. F

    Replication snapshot does not show up on remote FreeNAS server

    Roughly one year ago I build a new FreeNas machine because I would like to have a remote backup of my data. I managed to replicate my data from the old FreeNas server to the new FreeNas server. Then the old FreeNas server moved to a friend. Unfortunately I never got remote replication to work as...
  49. H

    Replication errors "Operation timed out"

    Hello everyone. My google foo is letting me down. I have two freenas systems and i'm replicating one server over the internet with a second one. This is done with seven datasets, every hour. Everything seems to be going great for a while now, but I'm getting ten to 30 mails a day stating...
  50. C

    Replication results in empty directories

    I'm using replication to back up one FreeNAS 9.10 server (call it alpha) to another (call it beta). All that appears on beta is an empty directory tree. No files! I followed the User Guide, setting it up. I made sure all old snapshots on both alpha and beta were destroyed. The Status field on...
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