SUMMARY: recovering zpools from disks from a different installation

From: Markus Mayer <>
Date: Mon Jul 23 2007 - 07:09:56 EDT
Hi all,

In the end I received only two answers, both of which contained suggestions 
that I had already tried.  

In the end, I gave up trying to recover the "lost" storage pool.  There seems 
to be no possibility to recover a zpool from another system when that system 
fell over.  


On Monday 16 July 2007, Markus Mayer wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have a problem for which I don't find a solution.
> I have a test system which was running Solaris 10 and had two zpools.  The
> system disk died a horrible death earlier today (no raid :-( and of course
> no backup because it's only a test system), and has left me with three
> disks that had a total of two zpools configured on them.  I know the data
> is there, however after freshly installing a new system on a new disk, I am
> unable to recover the lost storage pools.  zpool status shows no pools
> available, zpool import with the device, zpool import zpoolname, all fail
> all believing there are no pools to be found.
> Does anyone know a way to recover the pools from the disks?  I will be most
> grateful for any help anyone can give me.
> regards
> Markus
> PS: Normally we do have backups, however for test systems, we have to wait
> for an expansion on our backup system, which should be ready in about three
> to four weeks, which is very useful to me now :-/
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