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zfs - Manage zfs

Synopsis

  • Manages ZFS file systems, volumes, clones and snapshots.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
key_value
no
The zfs module takes key=value pairs for zfs properties to be set. See the zfs(8) man page for more information.
name
yes
File system, snapshot or volume name e.g. rpool/myfs
origin
no
Snapshot from which to create a clone
state
yes
  • present
  • absent
Whether to create (present), or remove (absent) a file system, snapshot or volume. All parents/children will be created/destroyed as needed to reach the desired state.

Examples

# Create a new file system called myfs in pool rpool with the setuid property turned off
- zfs:
    name: rpool/myfs
    state: present
    setuid: off

# Create a new volume called myvol in pool rpool.
- zfs:
    name: rpool/myvol
    state: present
    volsize: 10M

# Create a snapshot of rpool/myfs file system.
- zfs:
    name: rpool/[email protected]
    state: present

# Create a new file system called myfs2 with snapdir enabled
- zfs:
    name: rpool/myfs2
    state: present
    snapdir: enabled

# Create a new file system by cloning a snapshot
- zfs:
    name: rpool/cloned_fs
    state: present
    origin: rpool/[email protected]

# Destroy a filesystem
- zfs:
    name: rpool/myfs
    state: absent

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

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