[OpenIndiana-discuss] Revive retired disks with data sets on them with vitual OI
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Mon Mar 26 00:52:15 UTC 2012
I have several disks from a period when I had a hardware setup of OI
on its own physical machine.
I'm now trying to run OI as a Virtualbox Guest on a 64bit win 7
machine. I've had it running for some time but just using some small
virtual disks to play around with.
The win7 box is a Sager (NP8760)Laptop with:
Inel Core i7 CPU Q820 @1.73 1.73 cpus (8) - Clevo W870CU mobo and 8GB
(The setup described below is expected to be temporary until such time
as I can dedicate a physical machine to OI as before.. . probably a
I would like to set up those retired disks (which were left exported
when I retired the machine) in some kind of exterior holder and access
them as disks for the virtual OI.
How best to accomplish that? I have
1 fire wire and
3 usb2 ports
on the win7 machine and the possibility of adding a second NIC by way
of the laptops expansion card slot.
Just a bit lost as to how to set things up so that the virtual OI b151
can see those disks, import and continue using them as its native
Is there some kind of housing with no OS that would stand as the disk
holders, but the OS and controllers would be on the virtual OI guest,
running on win 7.
Or really any way at all to accomplish the idea of using those disks
and data sets by way of a Virtual Guest running OI.
There are actually 3 pair of disks that were set up in mirrored
zpools: 2 @ 500 gb (Older IDE)
2 @ 500 gb (oldish sata)
2 @ 750 gb (slightly newer sata)
I'd like to be able to use them all from the Virtual guest OI setup.
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