On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 1:45 PM, Jim Klimov <jimkli...@cos.ru> wrote:

> Your idea actually evolved for me into another (#7?), which
> is simple and apparent enough to be ingenious ;)
> DO use the partitions, but split the "2.73Tb" drives into a
> roughly "2.5Tb" partition followed by a "250Gb" partition of
> the same size as vdevs of the original old pool. Then the
> new drives can replace a dozen of original small disks one
> by one, in a one-to-one fashion resilvering, with no worsening
> of the situation in regard of downtime or original/new pools'
> integrity tradeoffs (in fact, several untrustworthy old disks
> will be replaced by newer ones).

Err, why go to all that trouble?  Replace one disk per pool.  Wait for
resilver to finish.  Replace next disk.  Once all/enough disks have
been replaced, turn on autoexpand, and you're done.

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