[OpenIndiana-discuss] Using large (3-4 TB) USB disks for backups

cjt cheljuba at prodigy.net
Wed Mar 26 03:50:39 UTC 2014

On 03/25/2014 10:07 PM, Reginald Beardsley wrote:
> Has anyone been able to  ZFS format a 3-4 TB  USB drive w/ OI so that it worked properly?  I was defeated by a 3 TB Toshiba drive, but am hoping some other make might work  w/o generating misaligned messages.
> I'd very much like to be able to write compressed "zfs send" streams to ZFS formatted USB disks for backups.
> Reg
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FWIW, I've done it with an Hitachi 4TB Touro.  I set it up so long ago 
that I don't recall the precise steps I took, but I don't recall it 
being difficult.

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