To add a new device to an existing virtual device, use the following command:
$ zpool attach pool existing-device new-device
The device belongs to a mirrored pool configuration.
In a RAID-Z configuration, the detached device is replaced by another physical device or by a spare.
Outside of these conditions, detaching a device generates an error similar to the following:
cannot detach c1t2d0: only applicable to mirror and replacing vdevs
The following examples show how to apply zfs attach commands.Example 10 Converting a Two-Way Mirrored Storage Pool to a Three-Way Mirrored Storage Pool
In this example, mpool is an existing two-way mirror pool. It is converted into a three-way mirror pool by attaching c2t1d0, the new device, to the existing device c1t1d0. The newly attached device is immediately resilvered.
$ zpool attach mpool c1t1d0 c2t1d0 $ zpool status mpool pool: mpool state: ONLINE scrub: resilver completed after 0h0m with 0 errors on Fri Jan 8 12:59:20 2010 config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM mpool ONLINE 0 0 0 mirror-0 ONLINE 0 0 0 c0t1d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 c1t1d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 c2t1d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 592K resilveredAttached device creates a 3-way mirror pool errors: No known data errorsExample 11 Converting a Nonredundant Storage Pool to a Mirrored Storage Pool
The zpool attach command also enables you to convert a storage pool or a log device from a nonredundant to a redundant configuration.
The following example shows the status of the nonredundant pool system1 before and after it is converted into a redundant pool.
$ zpool status system1 pool: system1 state: ONLINE scrub: none requested config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM system1 ONLINE 0 0 0 c0t1d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 errors: No known data errors $ zpool attach system1 c0t1d0 c1t1d0 $ zpool status system1 pool: system1 state: ONLINE scrub: resilver completed after 0h0m with 0 errors on Fri Jan 8 14:28:23 2010 config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM system1 ONLINE 0 0 0Pool becomes mirrored mirror-0 ONLINE 0 0 0 c0t1d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 c1t1d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 73.5K resilvered errors: No known data errors