[OpenIndiana-discuss] zpool command: some questions.
illumos at cucumber.demon.co.uk
Sun Nov 21 22:43:18 UTC 2010
Anthony Renaud wrote:
> I am not sure of the consequences of the following zpool command:
> zpool create mypool /dev/dsk/c5t0d0p2
It turns the second primary FDISK partition on that disk into a zpool.
> (c5t0d0p2 is where I have the unbootable OpenSolaris partition from where I want to recover some files)
It's not clear from what you've said if that was a root zpool from what
you've said, or some other zpool. zfs root pools have to be on a slice
which is part of an SMI labeled partition (on x86). The device name for
that will end in s0, not p2. If it wasn't a root pool, then it depends
how you created it.
> Does it prepare the partition for the mount commands?Or does it erase and format the partition?
Effectively, erase and format.
> Or is it better to use: zpool import ?
> and after:
> zfs set mountpoint=legacy mypool
> mount -F zfs mypool /mnt
Can't think why you'd want to do that.
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