[OpenIndiana-discuss] Migrating to smaller root pool

Reginald Beardsley pulaskite at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 30 14:04:24 UTC 2014

Thanks!  I'd failed to set the bootfs property on the new pool.  Setting that was all it took.

BTW  Long ago I created a pool which got trashed (it was probably OK, but I didn't know that at the time) by unplugging the power to the USB disk.  I created a new pool on the disk, but the system still remembers that corrupted pool. Any idea how to clear  that?

On Sun, 3/30/14, Jim Klimov <jimklimov at cos.ru> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Migrating to smaller root pool
 To: "Discussion list for OpenIndiana" <openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org>, "Reginald Beardsley" <pulaskite at yahoo.com>, "oi" <openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org>
 Date: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 2:51 AM
 30 марта 2014 г. 5:27:09 CEST,
 Reginald Beardsley <pulaskite at yahoo.com>
 >I'm trying to migrate to a smaller root pool so I can
 put /export in a
 >RAIDZ1 and use a 3 way mirror for the root pool. 
 So far I've been
 >soundly thrashed.  I copied the rpool contents over
 to npool w/ "zfs
 >send -R" and installed grub. When I boot the new disk,
 grub comes up
 >with the menu, but then complains it can't find the
 filesystem.  I used
 >a dedicated Solaris disk and a 100 GB s0 slice.
 >This is an existing system that I don't want to rebuild,
 so the way I
 >built my N40L won't work until I get the first bootable
 >Hints or suggestions?  This is very similar to
 doing a bare metal
 >recovery, so I have a strong interest in figuring this
 >OpenIndiana-discuss mailing list
 >OpenIndiana-discuss at openindiana.org
 I believe there may be a couple of things easy to miss:
 1) did you bring over the non-default ("local") attributes
 of the zpool, including 'bootfs' and perhaps 'failmode'?
 2) how is the 'npool' ultimately called and how is a bootfs
 referenced in the new copy of the grub menu (still
 Note that to rename the rootpool you might use a live media
 and zpool import-export trick, with a renaming import.
 3) is the rootfs and dataset hierarchy leading to it
 compressed in a way grub can't read (i.e. gzip)? I believe
 it only permits uncompressed and lz4...
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