Exporting ZFS Pool

Pete Erickson redlamb at redlamb.net
Wed Sep 8 14:36:49 UTC 2010

On Wed Sep  8 01:20:07 2010, CyberLeo Kitsana <cyberleo at cyberleo.net> wrote:

> On 09/07/2010 09:25 PM, Pete Erickson wrote:
>> I'm relatively new to ZFS and have been playing around with different
>> file-backed set ups to determine how I will eventually configure my
>> pools. I've recently come across a problem with exporting a pool, but
>> I'm not sure if it's a bug or just my poor understanding of ZFS. I
>> create a simple pool using 2 128MB files. After exporting the pool, I am
>> unable to import it and the pool is not found by the zpool command. Any
>> advise would be appreciated. I'm currently running 8.1 STABLE.
> Curious, neither can I (8.1-RELEASE):
> (f84104b2)[cyberleo at akisha /tmp/zp]$ truncate -s 256m d1 d2
> (f84104b2)[cyberleo at akisha /tmp/zp]$ sudo zpool create pool /tmp/zp/d1
> /tmp/zp/d2
> (f84104b2)[cyberleo at akisha /tmp/zp]$ zpool status pool
>   pool: pool
>  state: ONLINE
>  scrub: none requested
> config:
>         NAME          STATE     READ WRITE CKSUM
>         pool          ONLINE       0     0     0
>           /tmp/zp/d1  ONLINE       0     0     0
>           /tmp/zp/d2  ONLINE       0     0     0
> errors: No known data errors
> (f84104b2)[cyberleo at akisha /tmp/zp]$ sudo zpool export pool
> (f84104b2)[cyberleo at akisha /tmp/zp]$ sudo zpool import -d .
>   pool: pool
>     id: 16288839965492350952
>  state: UNAVAIL
> status: One or more devices are missing from the system.
> action: The pool cannot be imported. Attach the missing
>         devices and try again.
>    see: http://www.sun.com/msg/ZFS-8000-6X
> config:
>         pool          UNAVAIL  missing device
>           /tmp/zp/d1  ONLINE
>         Additional devices are known to be part of this pool, though their
>         exact configuration cannot be determined.

I have received this error several times as well... it appears to be  
very inconsistent. I feel better that I'm not the only one having this  

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