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Using This Documentation

Chapter 1 Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Overview

Chapter 2 Status

Chapter 3 Initial Configuration

Chapter 4 Network Configuration

Chapter 5 Storage Configuration

Chapter 6 Storage Area Network Configuration

Chapter 7 User Configuration

Chapter 8 Setting ZFSSA Preferences

Chapter 9 Alert Configuration

Chapter 10 Cluster Configuration

Chapter 11 ZFSSA Services

Chapter 12 Shares, Projects, and Schema

Chapter 13 Replication

Chapter 14 Shadow Migration

Data Migration

Traditional Data Migration

Migration via Synchronization

Migration via External Interposition

Shadow Migration

Shadow migration behavior

Restrictions on Shadow Source

Shadow File System Semantics During Migration

Identity and ACL Migration

Shadow Migration Management

Creating a Shadow Filesystem

Managing Background Migration

Handling Migration Errors

Monitoring Migration Progress

Canceling Migration

Snapshots of Shadow File Systems

Backing Up Shadow File Systems

Replicating Shadow File Systems

Shadow Migration Analytics

Shadow Migration Requests

Shadow Migration Bytes

Shadow migration operations

Migrating Local File Systems

Shadow Migration Tasks

Testing Potential Shadow Migration

Migrating Data from an Active NFS Server

Chapter 15 CLI Scripting

Chapter 16 Maintenance Workflows

Chapter 17 Integration


Snapshots of Shadow File Systems

Shadow filesystems can be snapshotted, however the state of what is included in the snapshot is arbitrary. Files that have not yet been migrated will not be present, and implementation details (such as SUNWshadow extended attributes) may be visible in the snapshot. This snapshot can be used to restore individual files that have been migrated or modified since the original migration began. Because of this, it is recommended that any snapshots be kept on the source until the migration is completed, so that unmigrated files can still be retrieved from the source if necessary. Depending on the retention policy, it may be necessary to extend retention on the source in order to meet service requirements.

While snapshots can be taken, these snapshots cannot be rolled back to, nor can they be the source of a clone. This reflects the inconsistent state of the on-disk data during the migration.