1

I have a FreeBSD 8.0 amd64 box w/ 1 ATA drive for system root and 4 SATA drives as a RAIDZ pool. The ATA drive isn't mirrored nor part of any pool, but also doesn't hold any valuable data (other then the system).

How can I recover my zpool if this ATA drive fails for any reason, but assume my RAIDZ vdev SATA drives remain intact? Should I also use at least a mirror configuration for that?

1

Your raidz can be imported as a whole after you reinstall the OS or from a bootable media. You just need to use the '-f' option otherwise the system will think it is in use by another OS.

  • so you are saying that the zfs import command works even when the zfs pool wasn't properly exported for migration? – user27138 May 14 '10 at 10:34
  • 1
    Absolutely, that's the "-f" purpose. – jlliagre May 14 '10 at 18:08

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.