Exporting a container creates an archive or image that can be sent to a different machine to be imported later. These exported archives can be used as container backups.
ishmael ~ # bastille export azkaban
The export sub-command supports both UFS and ZFS storage. ZFS based containers will use ZFS snapshots. UFS based containers will use txz archives and they can be exported only when the jail is not running.
Usage: bastille export | option(s) | TARGET | PATH
Available options are:
--gz -- Export a ZFS jail using GZIP(.gz) compressed image. -r | --raw -- Export a ZFS jail to an uncompressed RAW image. -s | --safe -- Safely stop and start a ZFS jail before the exporting process. --tgz -- Export a jail using simple .tgz compressed archive instead. --txz -- Export a jail using simple .txz compressed archive instead. -v | --verbose -- Be more verbose during the ZFS send operation. --xz -- Export a ZFS jail using XZ(.xz) compressed image.