ZFS pool without any RAID

fidays

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Hi, Its been only a few days since I have installed Proxmox VE 6.4 on two of my old desktops, each with 4 HDD(s) & 2 SSD(s).
I have created a cluster and brought these two nodes into it.
Have can not seem to figure out the following two things.

1. How to (if possible) create ZFS pool with multiple (4 in my case) HDD(s) but without RAID. e.g. each of my HDD is of 1TB so I want to create a ZFS pool of 4TB.
If ZFS does not support non RAID pooling, then how to do the same with LMV (thick or thin)?

2. I have been experimenting with few options of ZFS and ended up creating some pools. How do I delete pools and start fresh?





Thank you
 

UdoB

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2. I have been experimenting with few options of ZFS and ended up creating some pools. How do I delete pools and start fresh?
NOT tested in this very moment: just use "-f" to force usage as vdev. It's documented in the man page ;-)

But first make sure all pools are exported
Code:
zpool export
The create a new pool
Code:
zpool create -f newpoolname /dev/sda /dev/sdb /dev/sdc /dev/sdd

When (not: if!) ONE of those drives fail for whatever reason ALL OF YOUR DATA is LOST. Make sure you want that...

Good luck
 
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