How do I mount a ZFS pool?

  • Sorry for asking an Ubuntu concerning question, but I hope that someone here has some experience with that.

    I have to mount the zfs pool I created with freenas8 on Ubuntu. I tried it as described here.

    I was able to run that command without error:

    sudo zpool import data

    and the status of my zpool is like this:

    [email protected]:~$ sudo zpool status
      pool: data
     state: ONLINE
    status: The pool is formatted using an older on-disk format.  The pool can
            still be used, but some features are unavailable.
    action: Upgrade the pool using 'zpool upgrade'.  Once this is done, the
            pool will no longer be accessible on older software versions.
     scan: none requested
            NAME        STATE     READ WRITE CKSUM
            data        ONLINE       0     0     0
              sda2      ONLINE       0     0     0
              sdb2      ONLINE       0     0     0
    errors: No known data errors

    so it looks good to me. but, i dont know how to access the pool. in my eyes i have to mount it, but i dont know how.

    btw, you link was shorted so I could not follow it to have a look at the guide you were using, can you post the full link so we can fix this?

  • If you run the command sudo zfs get all it should list all the properties of you current zfs pools and file systems. One of those properties, if correctly set, should be mountpoint=.

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    Zfs will mount the pool automatically, unless you are using legacy mounts, mountpoint tells zfs where the pool should be mounted in your system by default. If not set you can do so with

    sudo zfs set mountpoint=/foo_mount data

    That will make zfs mount your data pool in to a designated foo_mount point of your choice.

    After that is done and since root owns the mount point you can change the owner of the mount with

    sudo chown -R user:user /foo_mount

    That will make the user user and the group user own the mount point and everything inside it, adjust the command to assign correct user:group privileges to the mount point.

    Just to add, there is another property for _datasets_ `canmount` which can either be `on | off | noauto` _off_ and _noauto_ *prevent* auto-mounting as well for individual datasets. For more info use `man zfs`.

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