[DRBD-user] Meta Disk

Eddie Mbabaali eddiembabaali at gmail.com
Wed Sep 6 20:46:12 CEST 2006


I am using reiserfs. I am going to try and resize the partitions and
create others.

Thank you very much for the help.


Eddie

On 9/6/06, Diego Julian Remolina <diego.remolina at ibb.gatech.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> While I have not tried this myself, I know that parted can be used to resize partitions without data
> loss.  I would backup the data on the server prior to trying resizing, then try to resize. You may
> use some of the ideas from this howto (even though you are trying to go the opposite way):
>
> http://www.hermann-uwe.de/blog/resizing-ext3-partitions-with-parted
>
> The ideal situation is to have the following:
>
> /dev/hda1 for /boot
> /dev/hda2 for /
> /dev/hda3 fo /var
> extended partition
> /dev/hda5 swap
> /dev/hda6 for /deb/drbd0
> /dev/hda7 drbd metadata
>
> However your system configuration may not allow for that or you may not want to have a separate var,
> etc...
>
> HTH,
>
> Diego
>
>
>
> Eddie Mbabaali wrote:
> > I am trying to use drbd for NFS servers that are running on SLES 10. There was
> > no separate partition created for the meta files during install but I have alot
> > of space available. I can not repartition the servers because they are in
> > production and I fear to encounter data loss/recovery issues. Is it possible to
> > create the block devices without losing any data or resizing existing
> > filesystems. Can I actually use drbd with a sym link /dev/drbX /mnt/reports ?
> >
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any tips or pointers.
> >
> > Eddie
> >
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> Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
> Georgia Institute of Technology
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>


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Eddie Mbabaali




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