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Old 26th July 2008
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Default Moving ZFS partitions/drives between systems

I just had to move a ZFS partition from one machine to another, just thought i'd write a quick howto on this topic:

1. Plug in the drive to the new system
2. Tell ZFS to go searching for all available ZFS partitions
# zpool import
Your new drive should show up in the import list.
3. Import the partition using it's existing name
# zpool import <id | pool>
Import with a new pool name
# zpool import <id | pool > new_pool_name
Import with a new pool name to a different mount point
# zpool import -R /absolute/path/to/new/root <id | pool > new_pool_name
3. run a scrub to make sure your ZFS partition is consistent
# zfs scrub <pool>
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