GELI encrypted ZFS zpool

Steve Bertrand steve at
Fri Sep 19 20:43:05 UTC 2008

Hi everyone,

I have an older storage box that I've upgraded to -stable. It currently
uses 7 SCSI disks mashed together with gstripe.

I've recently replaced this box with a new one running a ZFS setup. I'm
now wanting to turn the old one into a storage device running ZFS, but I
want the entire pool encrypted with GELI.

I know I can do this, but my requirements are as such:

- use a key on external media to access the GELI encrypted disks
- not have to type in the passphrase for each physical disk this possible?

Here is a reference to what I am after:

(Google Groups):

Thanks for any consideration,


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