ZFS resize disk vdev
zbeeble at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 14:09:23 PST 2008
On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Bryan Alves <bryanalves at gmail.com> wrote:
> In the case of option one, after this stripe of 2 raidz's is created
> though, those old drives can't be pulled from the array can they? More
> specifically, after we "upgrade" to what would be termed Raid50, we can't
> "downgrade" back to Raid5, right?
According to the ZFS website, the ability of removing vdevs is planned but
not yet implemented. You can also not shink a vdev... so you're not losing
any functionality there. Even if your hardware raid supported shrinking the
array, ZFS would not.
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