Managing ZFS File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: December 2014

Creating and Destroying ZFS Storage Pools

The following sections describe different scenarios for creating and destroying ZFS storage pools:

Creating and destroying pools is fast and easy. However, be cautious when performing these operations. Although checks are performed to prevent using devices known to be in use in a new pool, ZFS cannot always know when a device is already in use. Destroying a pool is easier than creating one. Use zpool destroy with caution. This simple command has significant consequences.