Disks mount to Solaris ZFS

I have HP blade server and StorageBlade which has 6 HD. First four work as a double mirror array with two main HD in the server. Last two I want to use for backup.
The question is how to mount them to the existing system and don't put them in pool, so at any time I can use them separately.
HP Array Utility show them like this
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gbcbrAuthor Commented:
=> ctrl all show

Smart Array P400 in Slot 3                (sn: PAFGL0N9SWO1GJ)
Smart Array P410i in Slot 0 (Embedded)    (sn: 5001438008B33CA0)

=> ctrl slot=3 pd all show

Smart Array P400 in Slot 3

   array A

      physicaldrive 2I:1:1 (port 2I:box 1:bay 1, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
      physicaldrive 2I:1:2 (port 2I:box 1:bay 2, SAS, 146 GB, OK)

   array B

      physicaldrive 2I:1:3 (port 2I:box 1:bay 3, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
      physicaldrive 2I:1:4 (port 2I:box 1:bay 4, SAS, 146 GB, OK)

   array C

      physicaldrive 1I:1:5 (port 1I:box 1:bay 5, SAS, 72 GB, OK)

   array D

      physicaldrive 1I:1:6 (port 1I:box 1:bay 6, SAS, 72 GB, OK)

=> ctrl slot=0 pd all show

Smart Array P410i in Slot 0 (Embedded)

   array A

      physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
      physicaldrive 1I:1:2 (port 1I:box 1:bay 2, SAS, 146 GB, OK)


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You can use "zpool import" command (might need -d or -f option) to find the ZFS filesystem in the backup disk, please have a look at my answer in http:Q_27322258.html

BTW, the ZFS file systems take care of mounting by themselves.
gbcbrAuthor Commented:
These two disks don't formatted, how I can see them from the system?
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You can use the "format" command to see the disk

to learn how to format, partition and create the file system on the hard drive (slice), and mount the filesystem (disk slice), please read the following page to learn more:


gbcbrAuthor Commented:
OK, I forgot that I'm already format them, because I try to do this last summer. And I remind that problem was that when you make import, your add disk to the ZFS pool.
I can't do this for two reasons:
1. this is double mirrored RAID 0, so I can't change any part of it;
2. I want these disk to be movable, they need to be formatted as NFS and just mounted to ZFS system as backup removable devices;
gbcbrAuthor Commented:
this is format result for the disk 3 and list all available disks in the system
disks 0, 1, 2 in ZFS mirror
disk 3 and 4 out of the pool  
       0. c0t0d0 <DEFAULT cyl 17841 alt 2 hd 255 sec 63>
       1. c3t0d0 <HP-LOGICALVOLUME-5.22 cyl 17841 alt 2 hd 255 sec 63>
       2. c3t1d0 <DEFAULT cyl 17841 alt 2 hd 255 sec 63>
       3. c3t2d0 <DEFAULT cyl 8917 alt 2 hd 255 sec 63>
       4. c3t3d0 <DEFAULT cyl 8917 alt 2 hd 255 sec 63>
Specify disk (enter its number)[2]: 3
selecting c3t2d0
[disk formatted]
format> format
             Total disk size is 8920 cylinders
             Total disk size is 8920 cylinders
             Total disk size is 8920 cylinders
             Total disk size is 8920 cylinders
             Cylinder size is 16065 (512 byte) blocks

      Partition   Status    Type          Start   End   Length    %
      =========   ======    ============  =====   ===   ======   ===
          1       Active    UNIX System       1  8919    8919    100

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Please have a look at the example in the following page:


BTW, the is no such thing as format a disk as NFS,  to check how a disk was formatted, eg disk 3, you can use the "format" command" to select  3, then "verify" to check the disk laylout.

you can then mount the diskslice to a mount point, and setup NFS share for the filesystem. (You don't have to use ZFS, to NFS share the filesystem).

also have look at this NFS FAQ:

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