[PC-BSD Testing] Trouble with ZFS zpool creation

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue May 18 04:57:36 PDT 2010


On 05/17/2010 16:20, Bill Sun wrote:
> I'm getting an error creating zpool when trying to install from 
> PCBSD8-STABLE-20100420-x64-DVD.iso:
>
> cannot create 'tank0': one or more devices is currently unavailable
> Error1: zpool create -m none -f tank0 raidz ad10p2 ad8
>
> ad10 and ad8 are identical Hitachi 750 GB SATA drives.  In the 
> installer I selected ad10 as the install destination and add a 10 GB 
> SWAP partition and then used the rest as ZFS. Under the ZFS dialog, I 
> have selected raidz and added ad8 to the pool, and added "/" mount 
> point.  ad8 should be unpartitioned (though it used to have a Kubuntu 
> installation on it), does it need to be partitioned?  Can I do this 
> via the installer (i.e., by select ad8 as the new installation 
> destination, setup partition, then switch back to ad10)?
>
> Of note, BSD is an entirely new world to me, and I have zero 
> experience in setting up ZFS.  I'm currently trying to convert my 
> Kubuntu box into a PC-BSD one.
>
> -Bill
>

Bill,

I've fixed some issues in the latest snapshot with zpool creation, can 
you give that a whirl? Also with raidz, its recommended to use 3 disks 
in the array, you may wish to use "mirror" mode instead :)


-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems

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