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Resize bpool on ubuntu VM with zfs

Resize bpool on ubuntu VM with zfs

Got two kind of messages of disk space issue on bpool.

  • apt upgrade can not perform snapshot
ERROR couldn't save system state: Minimum free space to take a snapshot and preserve ZFS performance is 20%.
Free space on pool "bpool" is 19%.
  • do-release-upgrade can not be performed


  • Add iSCSI LUN

  • Change grub configuration

  • Partition iSCSI LUN

  • Attach partitions into zpool

  • Detach old partitions from zpool

  • Repartition rpool and bpool partition in old disk

  • Add back to the rpool and bpool

  • Run update-grub2

  • Detach iSCSI rpool and bpool

  • Run following command to set autoexpand

zpool set autoexpand=on bpool
  • Run partprobe or zfs online
zpool online -e bpool <partition_id>
  • Set autoexpand off
zpool set autoexpand=off bpool


Removed local boot partition

I also got unable to boot error due to removed local bpool, and grub can not find BOOT filesystem as it was in iSCSI LUN.

To fix this issue, use following steps

  • Boot from CDROM
  • Install open-iscsi package
  • Add iSCSI LUN
  • Use zfs import bpool to import bpool from iSCSI
  • Attach local boot partition back to bpool again
  • Reboot

Used sfdisk copy partition

This creates an issue, the two partitions has same blkid. After added the second iSCSI LUN.


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