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mksnap_ffs - take a file system snapshot



      mksnap_ffs - take a file system snapshot


      mksnap_ffs mountpoint snapshot_name


      The mksnap_ffs utility creates a snapshot named snapshot_name on the file
      system mounted at mountpoint.  The snapshot_name argument must be con‐
      tained within the file system mounted at mountpoint.
      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.
      chmod(2), chown(8), mount(8)


      The mksnap_ffs utility first appeared in FreeBSD 5.0.


Based on BSD UNIX
FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium and Athlon), amd64 compatible (including Opteron, Athlon64, and EM64T), UltraSPARC, IA-64, PC-98 and ARM architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development.