I have a ZFS pool on SmartOS with 2-way mirrored disk. My wish is to experiment a little, and store snapshot as a backup to a different machine (laptop's HDD where FreeBSD is installed with ZFS, which has its own different pool).
Just need an input if this is correct way of doing things.
I'd send the snapshot via SSH. Can I store snapshot on laptop as a file then? I don't wish to mount the FS, or replicate/migrate the pool, just store it as an archive, in case something happens on SmartOS server, I can bring the pool back from backup location. I guess there should be no receive command on FreeBSD's end, correct?
Basically as I'm still exploring ZFS, I'm searching for more direct explanations on how this works. To put it short, I don't want to replicate/"revive" source pool on target, but store snapshot there so I have access to it on a different location. Obviously target and source differ, one is working server with RAID-Z the other one is single disk laptop. Would this mean sending snapshot as a file?