The ZFS send command creates a stream representation of a ZFS snapshot that is written to standard output. By default, a full stream is generated. You can redirect the output to a file or to a different system. The ZFS receive command creates a snapshot in which contents are specified in the stream that is provided on standard input. If a full stream is received, a new file system is created as well. You can send ZFS snapshot data and receive ZFS snapshot data and file systems with these commands.
For information and examples, see Chapter 6, Working With Oracle Solaris ZFS Snapshots and Clones, in Managing ZFS File Systems in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .