After many unsuccessful attempts with Life-Preserver (GUI), I finally had success with lpreserver (CLI) replication, at least I think so, for I got no error when replicating a TrueOS to a FreeNAS.
But some things seem strange.
While all looks fine when looking on the datasets created by lpreserver replicate on the FreeNAS:
there are no files when looking on the dataset via ssh/terminal (or a file-manager like caja):
Last login: Fri Aug 25 15:27:31 2017 from 192.168.15.102
FreeBSD 11.0-STABLE (FreeNAS.amd64) #0 r313908+d7d07647f69(freenas/11.0-stable): Thu Jul 20 19:01:05 UTC 2017
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% ls -ali
4 drwxr-xr-x 3 replication wheel 4 Aug 25 21:36 .
4 drwxrwxr-x+ 14 root wheel 19 Aug 28 13:43 …
11 -rw-r–r-- 1 replication wheel 2103 Aug 28 14:04 .lp-props-nas#replic#TrueOS-Infinity
8 drwx------ 2 replication wheel 4 Aug 15 12:38 .ssh
Is it wanted like that?
What for may this replication be useful? How can I get my files back in case of the apocalypse? I mean to remember that the result under PC-BSD aroused more confidence; that files were accessible as in a normal file system, but it is possible that I do not remember correctly for I never needed to get the files back with PC-BSD.
BTW: Would’nt it be better to have no GUI (Life-Preserver) at all instead of one that does not work at all?