[DRBD-user] Re: Just making sure DRBD is the right project for me... ; -)

Evert Meulie evert at witelcom.net
Mon Nov 21 13:41:14 CET 2005

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

Hmm, but the current system has 4 partitions:


and unfortunately not all dynamic data is on /var    :-/

I can of course move the remainder to /var as well, and use a bunch of symlinks, but I'd rather leave it where it is...

The possibility of using drbd on the root-partition as well would also make it easier to keep both nodes 100% in sync when it comes to Gentoo updates...


Lars Ellenberg wrote:
> / 2005-11-21 10:00:03 +0100
> \ Evert Meulie:
>>Hi all!
>>Current situation: We have 1 fully configured (production) server, and
>>one server that does contain a bootable OS & data, but nothing worth
>>Now I would like to use DRBD to make these 2 systems completely
>>identical to each other, including root & boot partitions. Can DRBD
>>help me out here?   8-)
> drbd is not intended for root/boot partitions (though it even works with
> OpenSSI and root-failover; but that is an other story).
> and typically not neccessary: you don't need real-time replication for
> (almost) static data. just use rsync, or tar | netcat...

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