[OpenIndiana-discuss] exporting rpool with system running
mark0x01 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 08:14:49 UTC 2011
On 02/08/2011 12:14 a.m., Harry Putnam wrote:
> Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk<roy at karlsbakk.net> writes:
>> AFAIK, exporting an rpool while running on it, is quite
>> impossible. Why would you want to export it?
> So use livecd then?
> The reasons to do this have been discussed here at least twice. Thats
> why I didn't include that information. Thinking about it again after
> your prompt though I see I should have included at least a brief
> outline of why.
> So briefly put: The hardware is giving up the ghost. The machine
> will start and run for maybe 10-15 minutes and then stops with no log
> errors evident.
> Rather than worry with the old outdated equipment I plan to build up a
> newer hardware setup. Install openindiana on a pair of smallish disks
> for the new (mirrored) rpool and then import all the old zpools
> including the oldrpool (renamed) which, unfortunately, also has data
> I'd like to keep on it.
> Oldrpool is also on a mirrored pair of disks. So I thought to leave
> oldrpool exported to facilitate the above approach. Install the disks
> containing oldrpool and import it using the new setup, then dump all
> the old rpool OS related stuff and keep the wanted data on a renamed
> Better ideas are welcome.
Just install the disks and boot.
I have found it to be very portable.
I have done an rpool Sata boot disk from VM Workstation raw disk 32 bit,
to older AMD64 dual cpu, to modern Intel 5420 dual cpu and back again.
It just booted without issues.
Nic does change, but that's easy to handle.
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