zfs on gmirror slice

Guido Falsi mad at madpilot.net
Wed Sep 2 14:10:27 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 02, 2009 at 01:50:24PM +0300, Ed Jobs wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 September 2009 13:29, Miroslav Lachman wrote:
> >
> > I think zpool export and then zpool import should fix it. See the manpage.
> >
> a simple zpool import will list all the pools available that you can import, 
> then you can use 
> zpool import -f <pool> to import it.
> the only problem i found with that, is that on a fixit environment, i had a 
> zroot pool mounted as legacy and when i imported it with -f it broke the whole 
> thing. some libraries went missing and i couldn't even ls.

Most probably you had mountpoint set to system paths (/usr, for

The -R option could help ypu there, so all zfses will be mounted
relative to an alternative root and not overwrite the fixit system
paths. That is a proprietary property and will not be saved to the pool

I evn usually set mountpoint=/ for the root zfs when I make zfs
boot systems, works like a charm.

Guido Falsi <mad at madpilot.net>

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