Managing ZFS File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: December 2014

Importing a Pool With a Temporary Name

In addition to importing a pool at an alternate root location, you can import a pool with a temporary name. In certain shared storage or recovery situations, this feature allows two pools with the same persistent name to be simultaneously imported. One of those pools must be imported with a temporary name.

In the following example, the rpool pool is imported at an alternate root location and with a temporary name. Because the persistent pool name conflicts with a pool that is already imported, it must be imported by pool ID or by specifying the devices.

# zpool import
pool: rpool
id: 16760479674052375628
state: ONLINE
action: The pool can be imported using its name or numeric identifier.

rpool     ONLINE
c8d1s0  ONLINE
# zpool import -R /a -t altrpool 16760479674052375628
# zpool list
altrpool   97G  22.4G   74G  23%  1.00x  ONLINE  /a
rpool     465G  75.1G  390G  16%  1.00x  ONLINE  -

A pool can also be created with a temporary name by using the zpool create –t option.