Hey! Where did my snapshots go? Ahh, new feature...
By relling on Oct 01, 2008
I've been running Solaris NV b99 for a week or so. I've also been experimenting with the new automatic snapshot tool, which should arrive in b100 soon. To see what snapshots are taken, you can use zfs's list subcommand.
# zfs list
This is typical output and shows that my rpool (root pool) file system has a snapshot which was taken at install time: rpool@install.
But in NV b99, suddenly, the snapshots are no longer listed by default. In general, this is a good thing because there may be thousands of snapshots and the long listing is too long for humans to understand. But what if you really do want to see the snapshots? A new flag has been added to the zfs list subcommand which will show the snapshots.
# zfs list -t snapshot
This should clear things up a bit and make it easier to manage large numbers of snapshots when using the CLI. If you want to see more details on this change, see the head's up notice for PSARC 2008/469.