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(Resolved)USB Drive broken, no backup config

Posted: 14 Sep 2017 22:34
by Gnarls
Hello folks,

I'm new to this forum and I hope you can help me with my problem.

I'm running a NAS4FREE server (N54L) with 6 4TB HDD Drives in a RAID6 (or 5, have to check) ZFS pool.. Now, coming to my problem: I've no idea what happened, but after some weeks turned off, my USB Drive seems to be broken. Won't be recognized in any pc under any condition I tried in the last few days.. So that's gone unfortunately. To make things worse, I don't have a config file.

So, coming to my question: Is there any way to restore or reimport my ZFS pool in my new setup on my new USB stick?

In the webGUI I found the option to import a HDD as ZFS, but will it be automatically be able to recognize the correct ZFS pool setup?

Thanks for any help that is coming, you'd do me a big favor,


Re: USB Drive broken, no backup config

Posted: 14 Sep 2017 23:29
by ms49434
Step 1: Import hard drives via Disks > Management > HDD Management, check 'Clear configuration information before importing disks.'
Step 2: Import your ZFS pool via Disks > ZFS > Configuration > Synchronize

Re: USB Drive broken, no backup config

Posted: 15 Sep 2017 18:59
by Gnarls
Thank you so much for the quick reply! I was a bit scared of losing all my data, if I import the zfs pool in the wrong way. I managed to recover all my data after some time of troubleshooting. Thanks a lot! :)