Importing an existing ZFS disk

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Importing an existing ZFS disk

Postby creeva » Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:46 am

I have some USB drives that were formatted with ZFS under Freenas that I need to recover data from. While I have experience in the IT world, filesystems beyond basics are past my skillset.

I'm looking for a method to mount these disks using OpenZFS. I've installed the latest version. I'm using El Capitan as the host OS. Whenever I plug the drive into the mac it gives the "the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer - initialize, ignore, eject" message. The disks in Freenas were setup with each disk being in it's old pool - so there shouldn't be any raid issue or missing volumes.

How would I be able to mount the drive to see the data?
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Re: Importing an existing ZFS disk

Postby Tsur » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:19 am

Have you already tried ignoring each drive and then simply importing the pool?

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sudo zpool import poolname
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