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Remove device in raidz1 pool

1738285
1738285 Member Posts: 1
edited Jan 18, 2017 2:32PM in ZFS Storage Appliance

Hello,

I run a ZFS raidz1 pool under Solaris 11.1 which has one failed device that has to be replaced. The storage appliance is about 5 years old, no warranty or service contract, and spares are getting expensive...

Is it possible to remove (not replace) the failed disk-device, then rebuild the pool, thus making the pool smaller? Or do I have to backup my data, and set up a new pool?

Thanks in advance,

Robert

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  • Nik
    Nik Blocked Member Posts: 2,879 Bronze Crown
    edited Jan 17, 2017 1:03AM Answer ✓

    Hi.

    You can not decrease pool size.

    You need backup data, build new pool and restore data.

    But check, may be you have free hotspare disks.

    Regards.

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