By default, the ZIL is allocated from blocks within the main pool. However, better performance might be possible by using separate intent log devices, such as NVRAM or a dedicated disk. For more information about ZFS log devices, see Setting Up Separate ZFS Logging Devices.
You can set up a ZFS logging device when the storage pool is created or after the pool is created.
For example, create a mirrored storage pool with mirrored log devices.
# zpool create datap mirror c1t1d0 c1t2d0 mirror c1t3d0 c1t4d0 log mirror c1t5d0 c1t8d0 # zpool status datap pool: datap state: ONLINE scrub: none requested config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM datap ONLINE 0 0 0 mirror-0 ONLINE 0 0 0 c1t1d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 c1t2d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 mirror-1 ONLINE 0 0 0 c1t3d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 c1t4d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 logs mirror-2 ONLINE 0 0 0 c1t5d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 c1t8d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 errors: No known data errors
For information about recovering from a log device failure, see Example 11–2.