Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 00:59:43 +0100, Bernd Schubert <bernd-schubert at web.de> wrote: > > So go ahead and just mirror /dev/mapper/lvm-home. Ok, I'll do that. > > /dev/mapper/lvm-tmp on /tmp type reiserfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,notail) > > /dev/mapper/lvm-usr on /usr type reiserfs (rw,notail) > > /dev/mapper/lvm-var on /var type reiserfs (rw,nodev,notail) > > When you want to have automatic failover with heartbeath, mirroring /usr won't > work, at least not directly as /usr. But among the remaining 3 volumes listed above, I don't think I need to mirror them because AFAIK, /tmp contains only temporary files; /usr are binary and docs/manpages files; and /var for logs. Am I thinking that right? > You need /var/lib/nfs on both systems to be equally, we did this by linking it > to a directory on one of our mirrored partions. Theoretically there's also > another (better) way with 2.6., but this is still not thoroughly tested. Well, I'm still configuring the master node and after I finish configuring DRBD, I'll make a disk image copy for the secondary node by using the dd utility. In my master node, I already installed nfs-utils-1.0.6-2.1.101mdk.i586.rpm and related packages but I'm thinking to use the nfs4-utils-1.0.6-2mdk.i586.rpm and it's related packages. What do you think is best for NFS server package? I haven't tried NFS 4 yet and I don't know if it's good enough for production. Any advice? > What for should want to mirror it? On your failover node you can't use it as > root partion anyway (same reason for /usr). > drbd-user Ok. I won't mirror my / partition anymore. Thanks for your advice. To summarize, based on your advice, I'll just mirror only my "/dev/mapper/lvm-home on /home type reiserfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,notail)" volume. Thanks again. God bless... GNUbie