I had two geli-encrypted partitions on separate disk in a zpool as simple disks (no raid*). I didn't want redundancy for all files, only for some selected datasets (for which I set copies=2).
Now one disk died (controller doesn't respond anymore), and I'd like to get the files back that are on the remaining disk - but it looks like this is impossible.
# zpool import pool: data id: 9847503418894158179 state: UNAVAIL status: One or more devices are missing from the system. action: The pool cannot be imported. Attach the missing devices and try again. see: http://www.sun.com/msg/ZFS-8000-6X config: data UNAVAIL missing device ada0p3.eli ONLINE Additional devices are known to be part of this pool, though their exact configuration cannot be determined. # zpool import -o readonly=on -R /mnt -f data cannot import 'data': one or more devices is currently unavailable
All operations that in some way try to repair a pool require it to be imported, and I can't get import working.
So, finally, the question: is it possible to get those files back without the second disk?
(running debian/kFreeBSD 9.0, ZFS pool version 28)