Thank you gea. Would my exported pools in Napp It (Esxi)be imported again under proxmox without issues?Not sure if it would make sense to run a Unix/Solaris based ZFS storage VM under Linux unless you want the Solarish SMB server or Comstar iSCSI functionality or S3 compatibility as a filesystem feature. What you can do is to run napp-it under Linux. Functionality is reduced to ZFS management then as many advanced napp-it features are based on Solaris, napp-it // webbased ZFS NAS/SAN appliance for OmniOS, OpenIndiana and Solaris : Linux
Thank you. Can you be more specific step wise? Assume I am a total idiot. I am installing Proxmox for the first timeI moved from ESXi + Napp-IT to Proxmox last year. I actually forgot to export my pools, but after I installed Proxmox I just attached the drives and the pools were recognized and I could import them. Was super easy. Then just created an LXC container for SMB sharing and mounted the pools to it.
Thank you. This ZFS pool indeed is for my plex movies , and not for VM storage. Is it complicated to enable NFS and samba share in proxmox?It is really going to depend on your setup. I have only done it once so by no means an authority here, Google is your friend as always.
Shutdown everything using the pools, I doubt Napp-it has an export function in the GUI so you probably need to jump into the command line, then simply "zpool export poolname", then shutdown the host.
I moved to a new server, but if you are keeping the old hardware I would suggest disconnecting all the drives except whatever you are using for the Proxmox boot disc.
Get Proxmox installed and running, shut it down, and then reattach the rest of the storage you want to use. Open up the shell and run "zpool import" it should list the pools your exported before. Then simply "zpool import poolname".
The really tricky part is what comes next. My pool was just used as a Samba share for media and backups. If you are using the pools for VM storage you are going to have to do some conversion to get them to work under Proxmox.
No harder than everything else up to this point. I imagine there is a way to do it directly on the host but I decided to move my shares to an LXC container to keep things separated.Thank you. This ZFS pool indeed is for my plex movies , and not for VM storage. Is it complicated to enable NFS and samba share in proxmox?