Unable to delete dataset in 9.3.1
I have a dataset called sends. It is specifically for ZFS sends from my PC-BSD box(es). I was able to delete all of the subordnate datasets (e.g. sends/hostname.example.com/var/tmp), however, when I highlight sends/hostname.example.com or sends and click the delete snapshot icon, the background of the GUI turns red, and a white "Loading..." icon comes up in the center of the screen, as expected. However, it stays that way instead of the option to delete the snapshot coming up.
Nothing in the logs. With the subordinate datasets, the logs showed:
notifier: starting collectd.
notifier: stopping collectd.
notifier: Waiting for PIDS: xxxxx
and then the process would complete.
#7 Updated by Brad Alexander about 5 years ago
I have a dataset that I was using to collect pc-bsd zfs snapshots that I set up through life preserver. Unfortunately, the default way snapshots are configured on freenas, the dataset which was receiving the ZFS snapshots from the pc-bsd box was also being snapshotted. I changed the snapshot policy to a per-dataset model (see ticket number 11245), but when I tried to delete and recreate that particular dataset, I was unable to delete it. So the short answer is I could not delete the dataset.