[DRBD-user] Why use a clustered FS with DRBD

Florian Haas florian.haas at linbit.com
Thu May 20 10:50:29 CEST 2010

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

On 05/20/2010 09:53 AM, Brent Clark wrote:
> Hiya
> I hoping someone would be kind enough to help me understand this or
> least provide a follow back answer.
> Someone asked me yestersday "What is the added advantage of using DRBD
> with a clustered filesystem (e.g. OCFS), as opposed to using just a
> clustered filesystem" . I didnt have the answer.

A clustered file system by itself must run on shared storage, which
usually does not provide data redundancy. You lose that non-redundant
storage, you're in bad shape.


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