Importing existing raid from Freenas 7

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    kana, May 28, 2011

    Hi,

    I have an encrypted ZFS raid consisting of three hard disks and I unfortunatley see no way in Freenas 8 to import it:
    When I use the "Import Volume" feature, it doesn't show me the three hard disks, so I'm stuck there, when I choose "Create Volume" instead, I do see ada1 to ada3 and can choose them, but it explicitely says that all data will be destroyed.
    Configuration files from Freenas 7 seem to be incompatible, too.

    What can I do?

    What also confuses me pretty much in this context is the new GUI in this regard: Freenas 7 would show me all available hard disks, the new version 8 seems to be "volume centric" though and hides the disks outside a volume context.
    This is a new philosophy I cannot quite get adjusted to at the moment, or did I miss something?

    Kana
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    William Grzybowski, May 28, 2011

    Hello, I don't know how freenas 8 will behave with this encryption

    but you can try export the zpool in CLI: zpool export mypool, then go to the gui and use the Auto Import Tool> Storage tab -> Auto Import Volume (icon in the top)
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    kana, May 28, 2011

    Oh sorry, I just saw it's no ZFS filesystem, it's a simple software raid 5 volume. Do you have a similar hint for that one?
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