Raid-Z Expansion feature
Updated by Guenther Alka 22 days ago
Just to add:
A new device (disk) can be attached to an existing RAIDZ vdev, by
running `zpool attach POOL raidzP-N NEW_DEVICE`, e.g. `zpool attach tank
raidz2-0 sda`. The new device will become part of the RAIDZ group. A
"raidz expansion" will be initiated, and the new device will contribute
additional space to the RAIDZ group once the expansion completes.
The `feature@raidz_expansion` on-disk feature flag must be `enabled` to
initiate an expansion, and it remains `active` for the life of the pool.
In other words, pools with expanded RAIDZ vdevs can not be imported by
older releases of the ZFS software.
This means that this feature is essential for compatibility.