[DRBD-user] Using RAM drives withing DRBD

Frans Grotepass fmgrotepass at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Aug 17 10:45:04 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.

On Wednesday 17 August 2005 10:20, Lars Ellenberg wrote:
> / 2005-08-17 08:56:05 +0200
> \ Frans Grotepass:
> > > consider netboot and nfs root and nfs mounted dirs.
> > > it may be possible to export ram (think tmpfs) as nfs.
> > > you then can consolidate things on the server and copy
> > > what you consider important to stable storage.
> >
> > Well, I am looking at ssync as an alternative. The last time I used nfs
> > was in '99(*) and then it was a pretty messy approach when the network or
> > server went down. With an embedded system, the last thing you really want
> > is the (I guess old style by now) nasty NFS disconnect behaviour.
> well, your nfs server is of course a drbd/heartbeat cluster :)
> if you configure it nicely, you get transparent failover.
> I think many people on this list have similar setups and are willing to
> help and encourage you
> ... and you can write a decent drbd+nfs howto from
> your experience, and contribute it back ... ;->

Well, I must still see if drbd is the solution for our application. If I use 
it and figured it out, I will be more than willing to contribute any 
information gathered.



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