[DRBD-user] Problem with upgrading drbd storage

Stefan Priebe - allied internet ag s.priebe at allied-internet.ag
Mon Nov 23 16:30:23 CET 2009

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I want to upgrade disk space two servers running DRBD.

I've now done the following:
1.) stopped the backup machine
2.) upgraded the Raid 10 in that machine (without destroying any data)
3.) deleted partition and created new bigger partition on that device
4.) Data is still there when i mount the partition i see everything
5.) but drbd does not start to sync after starting drbd.

1: Failure: (119) No valid meta-data signature found.

        ==> Use 'drbdadm create-md res' to initialize meta-data area. <==

So now the status is:
Diskless/UpToDate on the backup machine.

Where has the metadata gone? Shouldn't drbd able to sync now?



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