[DRBD-user] Change metadata device

Lars Ellenberg Lars.Ellenberg at linbit.com
Wed Aug 10 11:10:13 CEST 2005

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

/ 2005-08-10 15:44:48 +1200
\ James Doherty:
> I would like to change the drbd metadata device to something other than
> it is currently configured to use. Is it possible to change this without
> any downtime by changing the device in the drbd.conf and then issuing an
> '/etc/init.d/drbd reload'? Is my data at risk when doing this?


to change the md or disk configuration, you have to "down" drbd first.

it is possible without downtime if you are very careful, do one node at
a time, and dd the old meta data to its new location before you "up" it
again with the new config.

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