How to destroy a zombie zpool

Daniel Staal DStaal at
Mon Jan 16 16:38:11 UTC 2012

I've got a weird problem...  I was working on installing 9.0 w/zfs on my 
laptop, messed up, rebooted, *formatted the drives* and restarted.  Got 
much further the next time, however...

There is a zombie copy of the old zpool sitting around interfering with 
things.  'zpool import' lists it, but it can't import it because the disks 
don't actually exist.  'zpool destroy' can't delete it, because it's not 
imported.  ('No such pool')  Any ideas on how to get rid of it?

Daniel T. Staal

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