I have a FreeNAS 11.2 box. I'd like to use
zfs send to send snapshots to another box.
Can that receiving box be a Linux machine or does it need to be FreeBSD?
What if the FS is encrypted using FreeNAS's GELI scheme?
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Yes, you can definitely send ZFS snapshots and filesystem streams to other ZFS-based systems. There's nothing that would prevent this.
As for the usability of the encrypted filesystem on the target (receiving) server, I don't think that will work.
You're welcome to try this. Is there any reason you haven't tested yet?