On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 11:08 AM, Ian Collins <i...@ianshome.com> wrote:
>>>> I'm assuming the pool is hosed?
>>> Before making that assumption, I'd try something simple first:
>>> - reading from the imported iscsi disk (e.g. with dd) to make sure
>>> it's not iscsi-related problem
>>> - import the disk in another host, and try to read the disk again, to
>>> make sure it's not client-specific problem
>>> - possibly restart the iscsi server, just to make sure
>> Booting the initiator host from a live DVD image and attempting to
>> import the pool gives the same error report.
> The pool's data appears to be recoverable when I import it read only.
> The storage appliance is so full they can't delete files from it!
> Now that
> shouldn't have caused problems with a fixed sized volume, but who knows?
AFAIK you'll always need space, e.g. to replay/rollback transactions
during pool import.
The best way is, of course, fix the appliance. Sometimes something
simple like deleting snapshots/datasets will do the trick.
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