Solaris ZFS Administration Guide

Saving ZFS Data With Other Backup Products

In addition to the zfs send and zfs receive commands, you can also use archive utilities, such as the tar and cpio commands, to save ZFS files. All of these utilities save and restore ZFS file attributes and ACLs. Check the appropriate options for both the tar and cpio commands.

For up-to-date information about issues with ZFS and third-party backup products, please see the or the ZFS FAQ, here: