Getting ZFS pools back.

Willem Jan Withagen wjw at
Sun Apr 29 14:29:27 UTC 2018

On 28/04/2018 20:43, Richard Yao wrote:
> What is the output of ‘zpool import‘ with no arguments?

If I boot thru aa mem-stick....
# zpool import

So, empty line
In the mean time I rebuild the system.

Was able to retreive the data by a convoluted incantation of
'zpool import -fmNF' or something like that.
Made a full backup, and started fresh.


>> On Apr 28, 2018, at 11:42 AM, Willem Jan Withagen <wjw at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I had this server crash on me, and first it just complained about not being able to boot because it could not find the guid.
>> Now I cannot even import the pools any longer.
>> Althoug zdb -l /dev/ada0 still gives me data that indicates that there should be a ZFS pool on that partition.
>> Any suggestions on how to get the pools/data back online?
>> Help would be highly appreciated, since restoring it from backups is going to quite some work.
>> Thanx,
>> --WjW
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