ZFS questions

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jun 25 15:37:00 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jun 25, 2007 at 11:53:43AM +0400, Dmitry Morozovsky wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> I'm playing with ZFS thinking about future storage server
> I have two questions about it (currently; a least ;-) 
> 1. How can one determine which portion of a provider zpool uses? It seems 
> logical for me if `zpool status -v' would display this info.

I'm sorry, but I don't understand the question. If you use only one
partition of a disk, zpool status will show you which partition it is.
(but I don't think this was your question)

> 2. It is also possible to expand the array by iteratively swapping each drive 
> in the array with a bigger drive and waiting for ZFS to heal itself - the heal 
> time will depend on amount of store information, not the disk size. 
> [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS#Limitations ]
> My experiments does not show that zpool size increases after set of 
> `zpool replace'. Where did I went wrong?

Works here after zpool export/zpool import.

Pawel Jakub Dawidek                       http://www.wheel.pl
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