Issues using pvse

Mar 27, 2024
Hello I am having some issues.

I have several nodes in a cluster that I want local encrypted zfs pools for storage but I can't add the pools using the same name on different proxmox nodes, so I can't easily migrate between encryped zfs pools.

Steps to reproduce:
#1. Create the base disk in the gui
Select Node>Disks>ZFS>Create:ZFS up at top

Use RAID Level: Mirror
compression: on
ashift: 12
select the two disks
Click Create

2. Open shell and input commands:
## Create encrypted drive
zfs create db/safe -o encryption=on -o keyformat=passphrase
## Enter in password for encrypted drive twice

## Add that zfs pool to proxmox
pvesm add zfspool db_safe -pool db/safe --nodes proxmox1 #(node name)

This all works fine but when I try to do
pvesm add zfspool db_safe -pool db/safe --nodes proxmox2

I get the following error:
"create storage failed: storage ID 'db_safe' already defined"

Alternatively I can name each zfspool db_safe1, db_safe2, etc but then I can't migrate a vm between proxmox1 and proxmox2 (with the vm stopped) because db_safe1 is only on proxmox1 and db_safe2 is only on proxmox2

I looked at the pvesm options but I couldn't find anything that was helpful to me other than the "--nodes" flag.
other zfs pools I create in the gui all have the same name between proxmox servers and migrate easily.

I am happy to use some other strategy to get this working as I don't really need or want the base unencrypted "db" zfs pool.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, suggestions are welcome and appreciated.


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