Zpool Replace Returns "invalid vdev specification; the following errors must be manually repaired"
Last updated on AUGUST 23, 2017
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 10 6/06 U2 and later
When replacing a device under zfs control, you may experience the error below, even when using the force (-f) option.
status: One or more devices could not be opened. Sufficient replicas exist for
the pool to continue functioning in a degraded state.
action: Attach the missing device and online it using 'zpool online'.
scrub: none requested
NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM
viper DEGRADED 0 0 0
mirror DEGRADED 0 0 0
c3t53d0s1 ONLINE 0 0 0
c3t54d0s1 UNAVAIL 0 66 0 cannot open
errors: No known data errors
invalid vdev specification
the following errors must be manually repaired:
/dev/dsk/c3t54d0s1 is part of active ZFS pool viper. Please see zpool(1M).
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