Ok... sounds like a strange question, but bear with me. Can I access a ZFS volume as if it were a file? Specifically, can I share a ZFS volume as a file over NFS?
Here's what I'm doing: I have ZFS Volumes which I am sharing via iSCSI to a Mac OS X workstations. The workstations format the iSCSI devices as Mac OS X extended, and then back up to them.
What I'd like to do is take snapshots from previous backups and make them available as OS X
.dmg files. If I could somehow take the ZFS volume and share it over NFS to the OS X clients, named
something.dmg, they should be able to mount the volume on their desktops and view all the files therein...
Is this possible..?