My Oracle Support Banner

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 DECEMBER 16, 2022

Applies to:

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


 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


To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

In this Document

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.