Zpool create or add fails with "vdev verification failed: use -f to override the following errors:" ... overlaps with slice 2 of an EFI labeled disk (Doc ID 2115470.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 zpool add or create which includes a disk c?t?d?sX
vdev verification failed: use -f to override the following errors:
/dev/dsk/c?t?d?sX overlaps with /dev/dsk/c?t?d?s2
Unable to build pool from specified devices: device already in use

 

and the disk c?t?d? contains an EFI label but also includes a slice 2 which overlaps other slices

See: Document 2018696.1 :  "How-To Identify if a Hard Disk is SMI or EFI Labeled" for details of how to verify if label is SMI or EFI

Cause

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