Exporting ZFS Pool

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Wed Sep 8 16:49:10 UTC 2010

In the last episode (Sep 08), Pete Erickson said:
> 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

Try using mdconfig to attach these files as disk devices.  "mdconfig -a -t
vnode -f /tmp/zp/d1" and "-f /tmp/zp/d2" (you'll get two md# devices), then
see if the zpool import command is any happier.  It may be looking for disk
devices and not files.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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