On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 9:04 AM, Tim Cook <t...@cook.ms> wrote: > On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 9:59 AM, Jan Owoc <jso...@gmail.com> wrote: >> Sorry... my question was partly answered by Jim Klimov on this list: >> http://openindiana.org/pipermail/openindiana-discuss/2012-June/008546.html >> >> Apparently the currently-suggested way (at least in OpenIndiana) is to: >> 1) create a zpool on the 4k-native drive >> 2) zfs send | zfs receive the data >> 3) mirror back onto the non-4k drive > > That would absolutely work, but it's not really a fix for this situation. > For OP to do this he'd need 42 new drives (or at least enough drives to > provide the same capacity as what he's using) to mirror to and then mirror > back. The only way this is happening for most people is if they only have a > very small pool, and have the ability to add an equal amount of storage to > dump to. Probably not a big deal if you've only got a handful of drives, or > if the drives you have are small and you can take downtime. Likely > impossible for OP with 42 large drives.
Yes, you are right. I missed the fact that this mirror is part of a very large pool, so zfs send | zfs receive isn't exactly an option. Any other ideas short of block pointer rewrite? Jan _______________________________________________ zfs-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss