[DRBD-user] Problem mounting lvm snapshot
lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Thu Nov 11 21:48:47 CET 2010
On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 04:20:40PM -0500, Lewis Donzis wrote:
> We'd like to be able to make backups from our DRBD secondary by mounting
> the underlying filesystems. After some searching, this appears to be a
> relatively common discussion: running DRBD on top of LVM, making a
> snapshow of the backing LV on the secondary, and mounting the snapshot LV.
> As has been discussed, it's not perfect, but it should produce reasonable
> results most of the time, at least no worse than if there had been a power
> So, I'm sorry if this is a silly question, but I can't seem to get this to
> work. It appears that DRBD permanently prevents mounting the backing
> device (or its snapshot) because "drbdadm create-md" function modifies the
It modifies the block device.
> so that it can no longer be mounted except via the /dev/drbdX
> In particular, attempting to mount a snapshot, or detaching DRBD
> from the backing device and attempting to mount the file system, or even
> just attempting to mount the backing device after create-md has run,
> results in:
> mount: unknown filesystem type 'drbd'
mount -t ext4 -o your,favorite,mount,options /dev/$vg/$snap_lv /mnt/point
(or ext3 or xfs or whatever it is you are actually using?)
: Lars Ellenberg
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