[DRBD-user] Migration of existing partitons to drbd

Philippe Martin philippe.martin at univ-pau.fr
Tue Jun 22 15:08:06 CEST 2004

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

Emmanuel Lacour a écrit :
> Hi,
> I would like to know if it's possible to add drbd on an existing device
> without loosing existing data.
> I tried it like this:
> I made an lvm device
> mkfs it
> mount it and put data
> umount it
> start drbd with nb0 on top of this lvm device
> mount nb0
> and I can show the content of the already filled lvm device.
> but I'm not sure this is enough to work and I don't understand how this
> could be possible???

Yes, you can use it, if the disk is in your master server of the HA 
platform (the one in the beginnig of the corresponding line in haresource?)

When the other disks are synchronised, they will get the contents of 
your first disk.

Philippe Martin
Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour

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