[DRBD-user] DRBD Question

Enrico Morelli enrico.morelli at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 16:05:51 CET 2007

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

On 1/9/07, Diego Julian Remolina <diego.remolina at ibb.gatech.edu> wrote:
> >
> > works fine. in principle.
> >
> > still I recommend to NOT use such a setup, because:
> > if one box cannot take the full load on its own,
> > the failover cluster is useless:
> However, I can argue that if one machine can take the load, then it would be a waste of money to
> have two machines and one of them there sitting all the time doing nothing, just waiting.
> I do not currently have an active/active setup, but have DRBD 0.7.x running on two machines with two
> drbd partitions. One machine is mail master (sendmail+mimedefang+spamassassin+clamav+cyrus-imap) and
> the other machine is web master (apache+php+mysql). Since we do not get that much traffic in our web
> server and mail server, I am sure one machine would be able to take both loads simultaneously and
> have lots of power to spare. They are very decent machines hardware wise (Dual Opteron 270 with 4GB
> Ram, Areca SATA raid controllers in RAID 10 and Gbit links to our campus network).
> Diego
Infact I have two new HP DL380 G5 servers (double Xeon Daul Core 5160
and 4 GB RAM)
and the my idea was to use both to host Web services and databases.
I'll try to enable active/active nodes.

Thanks at all.

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