zfs on gmirror slice

Freddie Cash fjwcash at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 15:32:37 UTC 2009

On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 7:04 AM, Maciej Jan Broniarz <gausus at gausus.net>wrote:

> Is is a bad ida to create a zfs pool from a gmirrored slice?
> zpool create tank /dev/mirror/gm0s1g works fine, but after the reboot
> the filesystem failes consistency check.
> You could, but the question is ... why would you?

ZFS includes support for RAID0 (stripe), RAID1 (mirroring), RAID5 and RAID6
(raidz1/raidz2), and (soon in OpenSolaris) RAID7 (raidz3).  Why would you
want to build a pool out of devices that are already RAID'd together?

Just use the bare disks, or slices on disks, or partitions even.

Freddie Cash
fjwcash at gmail.com

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