Hi - please forgive me, I don't mean to cross-post, but just wanted to let the general public know that I posted a HOWTO for PCBSD 9 on doing a physical-to-virtual (vmware) of a non-mirrored ZFS root disk, using tar and netcat. As a bonus, the P2V converts from 80GB mostly-empty root disk to ~20GB (shrink) and should also be of use if you ever need to do a bare-metal recovery
Feel free to post thoughts, optimizations, etc!
o Boot into PCBSD 9 Live DVD environment in the VM/Restore PC
o Install PCBSD with the same ZFS mountpoints as the original box (can install to smaller disk if needed)
o Import your ZFS root and Delete almost everything (detailed commands with explanations)
o Restore from tar.gz backup file using Netcat
o Reboot and fix X / Nvidia and networking settings