Degraded ZFS with encryption

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Mon Aug 24 02:13:25 UTC 2015

On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 8:14 PM, Ruben Schade <newsgroups at>

> On 24/08/2015 10:55 am, Ruben Schade wrote:
>> Are there any further steps required to restore a drive in this
>> configuration?
> I’ve looked into this a bit further. It looks as though I'll need to
> create a new GELI partition on the new drive I add, and then add it to the
> ZFS pool. It'd need to be created with the same password/credentials as the
> other drives so it’s unencrypted with the same single password on boot.
> Am I on the right track?

Maybe, are you booting off the pool?  Do you have a separate swap device on
these disks?  If so, you'll have additional partitioning and GEOM work to
do.  Compare existing gpart output to new HD.


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