a `zpool replace`

One of my new 1TB disks failed in my Hac a week ago, and my precious iTunes and iPhoto libraries and several VMs were nervously awaiting a replacement and hoping no further complications would throw a wrench in the works.

I got a replacement disk from Seagate and dropped it in, and for the first time on an OS X system watched a very easy rebuild and recovery:

And that’s it. The disk is being added to the pool of storage and the old one is being hoisted out. ZFS is pretty great like that. It will take about 7 hours to “resilver” the pool and then everything will be back to normal and I’ll be able to withstand a disk failure again.


Oh dear, Seagate you’ve screwed me again.

On the bright side, I did another full backup, so I’ve got that going for me, which is nice.

Another RMA to Seagate. Third time’s a charm?