Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
/ 2004-02-10 16:55:26 -0800 \ Laurel Johnson: > > I want to implement drbd on 2 Linux machines. One of the Linux > machines already has the file system on it. It is also running a RAID. > My questions are: Can I run drbd with a RAID on one machine but not on > the other? Can I implement drbd as is or do I have to backup all my > files and start from scratch? PLEASE, no html mail, at least not on this list. drbd [mostly] does not care whether you stack it on top of IDE, SCSI, software RAID, hardware RAID or whatever. You should have a backup allways, anyways ;). Using RAID does not mean you no longer need to backup your data. But since DRBD is "transparent", you can leave your data in place. No need for an extra backup/restore cycle, you just umount /dev/where/it/is/now, configure drbd to use /dev/where/it/is/now as its lower level device, edit fstab to no longer reference the old location, but either delete that line (and configure heartbeat if you want the Filesystem resource to mount it) or replace it with the /dev/nbX it is now supposed to be. Then start drbd, make it primary, and mount /dev/nbX . Lars -- /"\ \ / ASCII Ribbon Campaign X Against HTML Mail (or .rtf or .doc or ...) / \