Managing ZFS File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: December 2014

Migrating ZFS Storage Pools

Occasionally, you might need to move a storage pool between systems. To do so, the storage devices must be disconnected from the original system and reconnected to the destination system. This task can be accomplished by physically recabling the devices, or by using multiported devices such as the devices on a SAN. ZFS enables you to export the pool from one system and import it on the destination system, even if the systems are of different architectural endianness. For information about replicating or migrating file systems between different storage pools, which might reside on different systems, see Sending and Receiving ZFS Data.