[DRBD-user] Reg. Using the existing OS installation partition into DRBD Resource

Bart Coninckx bart.coninckx at telenet.be
Fri Jun 25 11:51:10 CEST 2010


On Friday 25 June 2010 11:30:35 Balaji wrote:
> Dear All,
> 
>     I am new in DRBD 8.3.8 Release.
>     Currently I have using RHEL 5.5 Release with 2.6.18-194.el5PAE
> Kernel Version.
> 
>     I have installated RHEL 5.5 with the following partition
>     /dev/mapper/vgroot-LogVol02 3.0G  1.2G  1.7G  42% /
>     /dev/mapper/vgroot-LogVol01 8.5G  148M  7.9G   2% /home
>     /dev/mapper/vgroot-LogVol00 13G  161M   12G   2% /backup
>     /dev/mapper/vgroot-LogVol03 11G  8.5G  1.7G  84% /usr
>     /dev/hda1             487M   37M  425M   8% /boot
> 
>     Clarrification Required: Can i use the existing OS installation
> partition into DRBD Resource?
> 
>     If i use the existing OS linux partition and I have getting the
> problem
>     Command 'drbdmeta /dev/drbd0 v08 /dev/mapper/vgroot-LogVol00 0
> create-md' terminated with exit code 40
>     command exited with code 40
> 
>     Can any one help me, Thanks in Advance
> 
> -S.Balaji
> 
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There are many references to the answer to this question when you google. 
You should make your partition bigger to accomodate metadata or use external 
metadata. Make sure the drbd resource is made primary or it will be 
overwritten.

B.





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