I have a pair of external USB hard drives which I use as a ZFS pool, accessible in Linux and OS X which is great. I want to be able to access the data from Windows as well however, and it has no native support.
My plan to deal with this was to install Ubuntu in virtualbox, import it there, and then share the folder which would allow the Windows host to read and write files. However, I can't even get Ubuntu to recognize that the USB device is plugged in right now so I get the following issues.
$ sudo zpool import tank
cannot import 'tank': no such pool available
The disks are also absent from the output of
$ sudo fdisk -l
I've installed the USB3 extensions and other USB devices plugged into the physical machine are readable from the guest.
My assumption is that since Windows completely ignores this USB device it cannot read, Virtualbox also doesn't know what to do with it and ignores it, but I don't know if there is any way to change this, or if what I am trying to do is impossible. Any help would be appreciated.