Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
Hello there, Great work on drdb mail-listings, keep it up! Actually, I went to have a look because I'm planning to set up drdb/hearbeat on 2 nodes this weekend. This is my first experiment with drdb/hb but I am hoping that everything works so they will become my SME's production servers. However, I am unsure of several things ... could anyone give me some pointers before I begin? Configuration: PDC and BDC running on SuSE 9.1 Prof on x86; PDC with 2 drives on hardware raid 1, 4 100 Mbit cards (2 on crossover, 2 on LAN); 120 GB drives; BDC on simpler config (no raid).The machines will be running Samba 3, DHCP, DNS, HTTP and FTP intranet (not externally exposed), email and print servers, etc. The idea is to totally replace a W2K server. Q: Will drdb work on the SuSE 2.6x kernel? I can't find reference to this on SuSE's pages. Q: Does drdb support the above services? I.e. should the PDB fail would the BDC takeover all of these roles, for example allowing user logins, enabling samba shares and IP address serving? Q: If so, in what order should I do things: First build an entire machine and then install and run drdb, or install the OS first with the drdb and then the rest? Q: What should I mirror? Can I mirror the whole drive? In one of the FAQ (http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-user/2004-January/000014.html) Lars wrote that some directories should not be included. If that's so, does anybody have a list of what should/should not? Q: Should I use rsync instead, or in addition to drdb, for any non-mirrored directories? Q. Given the above tasks, should I be looking at sticking in gigabit adapters on crossover instead? Any help given is much appreciated! If there's something else I missed, please also let me know. Kind regards, Enrico Tebaldi __________________________________________________ Broadband from an unbeatable £15.99! http://www.tiscali.co.uk/products/broadband/home.html?code=SM-NL-11AM