Hello all. I'm giving the forum a try before dropping a question to the following: http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-geom Problem: When attempting to create a ZFS RAIDZ pool, I get the following message: Code: cannot create 'tank': one or more devices is currently unavailable Command used to make this occur: Code: zpool create tank raidz label/P1SG136D.eli label/P2SGY10S.eli label/P3SG3ERV.eli label/P4SGC4QY.eli \ label/P5SGYJSC.eli label/P6SG49JV.eli label/P7SG9H9H.eli label/P8SGDF8G.eli System: Asus M3N WS Athlon II X2 240 8gb Kingston DDR2 ECC 8 X 1.5tb Seagate SATA drives 60gb IDE drive HighPoint RocketRAID 2220 PCI-X PCI RivaTNT Background Reading as to how I arrived here: 1. Setting up an encrypted ZFS with FreeBSD 2. GELI file systems unusable after "glabel label" operations 3. geli Manpage 4. [Solved] zpool create <pool> drives fails 5. ZFS Unavailable Overview of What I've Done: Reading #1 was used as a rough guideline to make a ZFS pool with geli encryption. I used Reading #4 & #5 to label my drives. I believe one should be able to create an encrypted ZFS pool using labels due to Reading #2. The commands from Reading #1 were slightly modified with help from Reading #3. Code: Code: glabel label -v P1SG136D /dev/da0 glabel label -v P2SGY10S /dev/da1 ... This labels each drive attached to my HighPoint controller with the Port # it is attached to, the company brand, and part of the serial number so that I can easily identify which drive has a problem in the future. Code: dd if=/dev/random of=/usr/home/THEJEW/P1SG136D.key bs=64 count=1 dd if=/dev/random of=/usr/home/THEJEW/P2SGY10S.key bs=64 count=1 ... Encryption keys are created and placed within my home folder. Home directory is also encrypted, but passphrase is entered at boot (ie. keys are available). Code: geli init -a HMAC/SHA256 -e AES -l 256 -s 4096 -K /usr/home/THEJEW/P1SG136D.key /dev/label/P1SG136D geli init -a HMAC/SHA256 -e AES -l 256 -s 4096 -K /usr/home/THEJEW/P2SGY10S.key /dev/label/P2SGY10S ... Preparing to attach key to label to create *.eli in "label" folder. *.eli files do appear in Dolphin. Code: geli attach -k /usr/home/THEJEW/P1SG136D.key /dev/label/P1SG136D geli attach -k /usr/home/THEJEW/P2SGY10S.key /dev/label/P2SGY10S ... Attaching. Attempting to create zpool fails (see code in Problem section). Everything attempted as root. I imagine I have missed something fairly obvious. Any help is appreciated.