[OpenIndiana-discuss] ZFS pool slow as molasses

Paul Johnston Paul.A.Johnston at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Oct 6 05:58:51 UTC 2010

  On 10/ 6/10 02:11 AM, Chris Mosetick wrote:
> If it's not too late already, my suggestion at this point is to go back to
> ide mode in the bios, boot the machine and rsync your data to another
> physical machine through the network, then do a clean install of openindiana
> with your bios set to ahci mode, create new pools, then rsync your data back
> to the new pools.  Time consuming, yes.  But virtually guaranteed to work.
> It would seem that this machine would have worked better with ahci mode when
> you first installed opensolaris on it back in the day.  This is a lesson for
> everyone to check their bios settings thoroughly before installing a new
> operating system.
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As it is a clean install of OpenIndiana it has very little on it yet 
(not been out that long has it!) so a re-install is painless. But as you 
say a lesson learnt, the machine was an replaced Windows XP machine 
which accounts for the BIOS settings being ATA :-)

Cheers Paul

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