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


Exports the given ZFS storage pools from the system


zpool export [-a] [-f] pool...


zpool export [-a] [-f] pool...
Exports the given pools from the system. All devices are marked as exported, but are still considered in use by other subsystems. The devices can be moved between systems (even those of different endianness) and imported as long as a sufficient number of devices are present.

Before exporting the pool, all datasets within the pool are unmounted. A pool can not be exported if it has a shared spare that is currently being used.

For pools to be portable, you must give the zpool command whole disks, not just partitions, so that ZFS can label the disks with portable EFI labels. Otherwise, disk drivers on platforms of different endianness will not recognize the disks.

Exports all pools imported on the system.
Forcefully unmount all datasets, using the unmount -f command. This option is not supported on Linux.

This command will forcefully export the pool even if it has a shared spare that is currently being used. This may lead to potential data corruption.


February 16, 2020 Linux