[DRBD-user] DRBD, Informix and raw devices
ca at ordix.de
Wed Nov 2 10:04:35 CET 2005
thanks for your reply.
Am Mo, den 31.10.2005 schrieb Clive Eisen um 16:17:
> >we plan to use DRBD and heartbeat to cluster an Informix DB and we would
> >like to use raw devices to store the data on.
> >Has anybody ever tried using Linux raw devices on top of DRBD or could
> >one of the technical experts around tell me if this is possible at all?
> I have done it as a demo, not in production.
> It works fine with raw and heartbeat although depending on your distro
> you may have to hack the 'raw' script to actually work
Is it necessary to have the raw devices be managed by heartbeat? I was
thinking about binding the raw devices statically to the drbd
> Later informix versions open the chunks as 'raw' without you having to
> go through these hoops, and will also use KAIO if possible
But does that make any difference in practice? At least for me, the
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