[OpenIndiana-discuss] Revive retired disks with data sets on them with vitual OI
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Mon Mar 26 19:34:09 UTC 2012
Probably not the most reliable, but definitely the easiest, way to get
access to your data is to use USB disks because VirtualBox allows
direct USB passthrough.
My boss uses OpenSolaris with USB drives to get access to the ZFS pool
running on his Linux system.
On 26 March 2012 01:52, Harry Putnam <reader at newsguy.com> wrote:
> 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
> good while)
> 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
> 1 esata
> 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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