[zfs-discuss] Import pool with missing devices

turbo at bayour.com turbo at bayour.com
Thu Oct 20 12:27:02 EDT 2011

 On Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:50:31 -0500, Darik Horn wrote:
> A failed automatic import is sticky, so an explicit `zpool export` is
> required before the `zpool import`.

 Ok, so I need to do this BEFORE my disk crashes then? :)

> Also check the dmesg and syslog for pertinent messages.

 Not a peep...

> Check for a /usr/local/etc/zfs directory too.

 debianzfs:~# find / -name '*zpool*cache*'

> Okay, if the other tests are working, then maybe this pool is
> actually damaged.

 If I readd the virtual disks to the system, it will import correctly
 and without problem...

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