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Periodic Snapshot Tasks permanently disappear when export/import pools

winnielinnie

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* More info, see updated post below

UPDATE: Apparently, detaching a pool and then re-importing it PERMANENTLY DELETES ALL PERIODIC SNAPSHOT TASKS associated with that pool!


System is: FreeNAS 11.2 U6

I changed over to a smaller boot-pool, from 1 x 64GB to 2 x 32 GB (mirror). Before re-installing FreeNAS 11.2 U6 from scratch, I saved my config (with secret seed) in System > General > Save Config.

After the installation was successful, I loaded my saved config (with secret seed) in System > General > Upload Config, then the system rebooted.

Upon rebooting, and logging into the Web GUI, I looked around to make sure everything was back to how I previously configured it, and all looked good. Then I noticed my Periodic Snapshot Tasks is empty! I nervously checked my other tasks (Cron Jobs, S.M.A.R.T. Tests, Scrubs, etc), and they were thankfully still intact.

Is this a known bug in FreeNAS 11.2 U6? Has anyone else experienced the same thing when saving > re-installing > uploading their config?

I tried searching for this in the forums, but could not find any mentions of it.
 
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winnielinnie

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UPDATE: It appears that if I disconnect then re-import the pool which is referred to in the Periodic Snapshot Tasks, they are gone permanently!

For example, if I have Periodic Snapshot Tasks created for the pool main-storage-pool, then I disconnect main-storage-pool, then I re-import main-storage-pool, all of my snapshot tasks for main-storage pool are permanently gone!

Here is a Redditor who confirms the same exact thing happening on FreeNAS 9.3: https://www.reddit.com/r/freenas/comments/an0v8n/periodic_snapshot_tasks_went_missing/

Unfortunately, no one has replied with a solution or acknowledgement.
 
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scrappy

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Can acknowledge the same thing happened to me after restoring my FreeNAS a while back. I have no solution either.
 

sretalla

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Just recreate them... it's not very difficult.
 

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