[DRBD-user] DRBD primar/primary

Lars Ellenberg lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Thu Aug 9 11:01:15 CEST 2007

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On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 09:39:51AM +0200, Pierguido wrote:
> James Wilson wrote:
> >Hey All,
> >
> >   I am running DRBD 8.0.3 in primary/primary mode. I tested my cluster 
> >this morning by pulling the plug on one of the DRBD servers everything 
> >worked out fine but when the server comes back up it doesn't resync and 
> >is in secondary state for some devices and unknown for others. How can I 
> >have the devices sync up and then become primary/primary again? Thanks 
> >for any advice.
> I have the same problem...i tried some things but nothing worked out.
> Is there a sequence of command to do in these cases?
> Thanks

you could configure some "auto-recovery strategies", see after-sb-#pri
settings in drbd.conf.

to get them reconnected and resynchronized manually,
you'd have to typically
 chose one side to do
   drbdadm -- --discard-my-data connect XY
 and maybe on the other side do normal
   drbdadm connect XY

we are going to make this less annoying than it is now by introducing a
write_quorum and IO-freeze on disconnect, then we can timeout for a
possible imminent reconnect (network hiccup only), and after that
timeout arbitrate (triggered by the cluster manager) which side may
continue, and which has to be fenced (or let it self-fence...).

but for the time being, yes, I know, two-primaries is still "inconvenient"
when you have a flaky network.

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