I have an EasyStore NAS running Ubuntu, and I want to replace the disks. I want to add the ZFS kernel modules and create a ZFS RAIDZ pool. Due to space constraints, I have to move the data to the new pool right away. Can I create the new pool on another computer and move it to the EasyStore after the files are moved? Will ZFS have problems recognizing the disks, or anything else?
No problems... You can create a pool and use the
Once the disks are attached to the final destination host, you can use the
No problems... unless the OS receiving the pool
As you are using ubuntu, the third requirement is a non issue (both BIOS and EFI are supported and you won't have Solaris on SPARC labels).
If you aren't running the same ZFS implementation on both side, run
In any case, there is no risk losing data if one of these conditions is not met,