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Date:      Mon, 16 Jan 2012 11:40:11 -0500
From:      Robert Boyer <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: How to destroy a zombie zpool
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most likely a ifs "label" on the disk from before that you need to get =
rid of before doing the install.


On Jan 16, 2012, at 11:37 AM, Daniel Staal wrote:

> I've got a weird problem...  I was working on installing 9.0 w/zfs on =
my laptop, messed up, rebooted, *formatted the drives* and restarted.  =
Got much further the next time, however...
> There is a zombie copy of the old zpool sitting around interfering =
with things.  'zpool import' lists it, but it can't import it because =
the disks don't actually exist.  'zpool destroy' can't delete it, =
because it's not imported.  ('No such pool')  Any ideas on how to get =
rid of it?
> Daniel T. Staal
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