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ZFS Nexenta: please advise howto add a disk to pool (forced command line)

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ZFS Nexenta: please advise howto add a disk to pool (forced command line).


setup volume syspool via ssh gives me option to add extra disk but because size is different, it tells me to use -f (force) option. However, I don't find this option.

Existing LUN                : c0t5d0
New LUN to attach           : c0t4d0
Attach 'c0t4d0' to form a mirror configuration (or be added into existing mirror, if it exists) alongside 'c0t5d0' in the volume 'syspool'?  Yes

  Make sure that 'c0t4d0' is not part of an exported volume. Hint: use
  -f (force) option to ignore the warning and carry out the operation.

Note: any risks on putting two different sizes of disks as mirrored disk?

Please advise.
J.
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admin@Nexenta:~$ zpool attach syspool c0t5d0 c0t4d0
cannot open 'c0t4d0': no such device in /dev/dsk
must be a full path or shorthand device name
Note: c0t4d0s0 is part of exported or potentially active ZFS volume syspool
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I know, but it wont let me, please see above. Therefore I was looking for force option.
Text is pasted of menu commandline setup volume.
Maybe I should format disk first, but how?
There is no possibility to use -f. When you enter setup volume there is a menu driven option only.
That s what I was looking for. My line is not working correctly.
setup volume syspool attach-lun -f works fine but destination volume is to small .... It took my 250 GB SATA disk as first one, now it can add the 100 GB SATA as second one. Will have to start all over :-)