A replication package can be converted into a local, writable project that behaves just like other local projects (i.e. without the management restrictions applied to replication packages) by severing the replication connection. After this operation, replication updates can no longer be received into this package, so subsequent replication updates of the same project from the source will need to send a full update with a new action (into a new package). Subsequent replication updates using the same action will fail because the corresponding package no longer exists on the target.
This option is primarily useful when using replication to migrate data between ZFSSAs or in other scenarios that don't involve replicating the received data back to the source as part of a typical two-system disaster recovery plan.
Replication can be severed from the BUI by navigating to the replication package (see above), clicking the Replication tab, and clicking the button. The resulting dialog allows the administrator to specify the name of the new local project.
Replication can be severed from the CLI by navigating to the replication package (see above), and using the sever command. This command takes an optional argument specifying the name of the new local project. If no argument is specified, the original name is used.
Because all local shares are exported, all shares in a package are exported when the package is severed, whether or not they were previously exported (see above). If there are mountpoint conflicts between replicated filesystems and other filesystems on the system, the sever operation will fail. These conflicts must be resolved before severing by reconfiguring the mountpoints of the relevant shares.