Western External Digital Hard Drive

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    JJ1989, Apr 25, 2012

    I originally tried running Freenas 8.0.1 on my wifes tiny old old old laptop that had a broken screen and used a 300gb western digital external hard drive to store some stuff on. I was able to load it as ZFS.

    I unplugged the hard drive and got a new NAS and tried to auto import it (laptops gone). I couldn't, even with the same version. I'm currently running version 8.2 beta 2.

    When I try to import the volume manually as NTFS (the hard drive itself is NTFS but I was using it as ZFS on the NAS) It says "An error occured while labeling the disk." Of course trying to import it as UFS or something tell me "The selected disks were not verified for this import rules." (perhaps fix the grammar here?) The disk is listed in drop down box as "da1p1"

    When I try and auto import it's listed as "Reonika [zfs, id=13991700670287433343]" I get "Error: The volume Reonika failed to import, for further details check pool status"

    I'm not sure how to check pool status.

    Is there any way I can save the data I had saved to this drive? I'd like to recover the data and continue using it as an external hard drive as I now have two 2tb drives mirrored on the new NAS.
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    louisk, Apr 25, 2012

    I think there may be some confusion here. NTFS and ZFS are mutually exclusive. If the drive was formatted NTFS, it can't be ZFS and vice versa.

    If you plug the drive into windows, what happens?
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    JJ1989, Apr 26, 2012

    In windows it just loads the virtual cd drive that I believe is firmware and can't be deleted as it's not physically on the drive but in the part that adapts the drive to USB.

    I can view the volume in disk management and it says it has no name and no file system with 295.44 GB capacity. No options are available except "delete volume..." There is an additional 2GB of unallocated space.

    UFS Explorer Standard Addition 5.3 has allowed me to view the files on windows, but you need to pay for full access :(
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    louisk, Apr 26, 2012

    OK. If you can view it with UFS explorer, then its a UFS formatted drive, not ZFS. You should be able to import it as a UFS drive.
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    JJ1989, Apr 26, 2012

    I can't. UFS Explorer as of version 4.0 has experimental ZFS. With version 5.3 I can view the files, but can't recover anything over 64kb in the trial version. Everything is still on the drive intact, I'm not sure why Freenas wont import it.

    The partition of the drive that I want the files on is ZFS, the CD portion I believe is NTFS, and there's an addition 2gb that wasn't partitioned by Freenas initially for some reason.
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    warri, Apr 27, 2012

    The additional 2gb are reserved for swap.

    Can you connect to your command line via SSH (or directly with a keyboard), enter "zpool import" and paste the resulting lines here?
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    JJ1989, Apr 30, 2012

    Pool: Reonika
    id: 13991700670287433343
    state: ONLINE
    status: The pool was last accessed by another system.
    action: the pool can be imported using its name or numeric identifier and the '-f' flag.
    see: http://www.sun.com/msg/ZFS-8000-EY
    config:

    Reonika ONLINE
    da1p2 ONLINE
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    JJ1989, May 2, 2012

    Any Ideas? The website needs a login and password. It would seem I could use the -f flag? I'm not sure how though, any ideas or links to where I might be able to find this information?
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    JJ1989, May 4, 2012

    Update: The autoimport function works in version 8.2 Beta 3!! Was able to recover all data :)

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