ZPOOL-REMOVE(8) System Manager's Manual ZPOOL-REMOVE(8)

zpool-removeremove devices from ZFS storage pool

zpool remove [-npw] pool device

zpool remove -s pool

zpool remove [-npw] pool device
Removes the specified device from the pool. This command supports removing hot spare, cache, log, and both mirrored and non-redundant primary top-level vdevs, including dedup and special vdevs.

Top-level vdevs can only be removed if the primary pool storage does not contain a top-level raidz vdev, all top-level vdevs have the same sector size, and the keys for all encrypted datasets are loaded.

Removing a top-level vdev reduces the total amount of space in the storage pool. The specified device will be evacuated by copying all allocated space from it to the other devices in the pool. In this case, the zpool remove command initiates the removal and returns, while the evacuation continues in the background. The removal progress can be monitored with zpool status. If an I/O error is encountered during the removal process it will be cancelled. The feature flag must be enabled to remove a top-level vdev, see zpool-features(7).

A mirrored top-level device (log or data) can be removed by specifying the top- level mirror for the same. Non-log devices or data devices that are part of a mirrored configuration can be removed using the zpool detach command.

Do not actually perform the removal ("No-op"). Instead, print the estimated amount of memory that will be used by the mapping table after the removal completes. This is nonzero only for top-level vdevs.
Used in conjunction with the -n flag, displays numbers as parsable (exact) values.
Waits until the removal has completed before returning.
zpool remove -s pool
Stops and cancels an in-progress removal of a top-level vdev.

The following commands remove the mirrored log device and mirrored top-level data device .

Given this configuration:

  pool: tank
 state: ONLINE
 scrub: none requested

         NAME        STATE     READ WRITE CKSUM
         tank        ONLINE       0     0     0
           mirror-0  ONLINE       0     0     0
             sda     ONLINE       0     0     0
             sdb     ONLINE       0     0     0
           mirror-1  ONLINE       0     0     0
             sdc     ONLINE       0     0     0
             sdd     ONLINE       0     0     0
           mirror-2  ONLINE       0     0     0
             sde     ONLINE       0     0     0
             sdf     ONLINE       0     0     0

The command to remove the mirrored log mirror-2 is:

# zpool remove tank mirror-2

The command to remove the mirrored data mirror-1 is:

# zpool remove tank mirror-1

zpool-add(8), zpool-detach(8), zpool-labelclear(8), zpool-offline(8), zpool-replace(8), zpool-split(8)

March 16, 2022 Debian