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MKSNAP_FFS(8)		FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual		 MKSNAP_FFS(8)

NAME
     mksnap_ffs	-- take	a file system snapshot

SYNOPSIS
     mksnap_ffs	snapshot_name

DESCRIPTION
     The mksnap_ffs utility creates a snapshot named snapshot_name.

     The group ownership of the	file is	set to ``operator''; the owner of the
     file remains ``root''.  The mode of the snapshot is set to	be readable by
     the owner or members of the ``operator'' group.

EXAMPLES
     Create a snapshot of /usr/home file system	and mount the snapshot else-
     where:

	   mksnap_ffs /usr/home/snapshot
	   mdconfig -a -t vnode	-o readonly -f /usr/home/snapshot
	   mount -o ro /dev/md0	/mnt/

SEE ALSO
     chmod(2), chown(8), mdconfig(8), mount(8)

HISTORY
     The mksnap_ffs utility first appeared in FreeBSD 5.0.

CAVEATS
     The disk full situation is	not handled gracefully and may lead to a sys-
     tem panic when no free blocks are found.

     Every filesystem can have only up to 20 active snapshots.	When this
     limit is reached, attempting to create more snapshots fails with ENOSPC,
     and mksnap_ffs reports that it is ``out of	space''.

FreeBSD	10.1		       February	14, 2011		  FreeBSD 10.1

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | EXAMPLES | SEE ALSO | HISTORY | CAVEATS

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