Where do files go in Zpool when cluster fails, anyway to recover

So my cluster is down, see the previous post. But why are my files missing and is there a way to get to them. I understand that they are symbolic links, Why can’t I get to them. What is worse my backups seem to be unlink too. I don’t understand why if I backup the whole directory on a separate drive they are also still gone.

Assuming you’re using the LXD snap, the data is all mounted in a separate mount namespace which is typically invisible from the host.

You can get a view into it through /var/snap/lxd/common/mntns/var/snap/lxd/common/lxd/storage-pools/...

Note that there is no guarantee that all datasets will be mounted as LXD only mounts them as they are in use (container running, storage volume attached, …) and otherwise keeps them unmounted to avoid slowing down the kernel due to excessive mount entries.