FW: [DRBD-user] DRBD installation problems

Alex Vrenios alex at DSRLab.com
Tue Mar 1 18:19:23 CET 2005


 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Jaromin [mailto:Patrick at JGSullivan.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 7:51 AM
> To: 'Alex Vrenios'; drbd-user at linbit.com
> Subject: RE: [DRBD-user] DRBD installation problems
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: drbd-user-bounces at linbit.com 
> > [mailto:drbd-user-bounces at linbit.com]
> > On Behalf Of Alex Vrenios
> > Sent: Monday, February 28, 2005 5:17 PM
> > To: drbd-user at linbit.com
> > Subject: RE: [DRBD-user] DRBD installation problems
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I just posted an answer to the same question, because I had 
> the same 
> > problem and solved it. (At least I think I did!)
> > 
> > First, I have 0.7.10 on a Redhat 9 pair and I dedicated two 
> 4G drives 
> > to DBRD, one added to each PC at /dev/hdd. I made two partitions on 
> > each: 3G and 1G defined as /dev/hdd1 and /dev/hdd2, 
> respectively. Then I issued:
> > 
> > root# drbdsetup /dev/drbd0 disk /dev/hdd1 /dev/hdd2 1
> > 
> > where /dev/hdd1 is my "resource file" that I want DRBD to mirror, 
> > dev/hdd2 is the "meta data" file that DRBD uses to track mirroring, 
> > and 1 (the number
> > one) is the index number that seems to work. (Someone here 
> recommended 
> > using -1,but that was an invalid choice according to the drbdsetup 
> > command. 1 works, but 2 doesn't - I have no idea what this means.)
> 
> If you choose to use the "internal" metadata device, the 
> correct index is -1. 
> 
I thought my second disk partition WAS an internal meta data device, but
that seems to be incorrect. What does "internal" mean in this case?

Thanks,

Alex





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