Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
Thanks for the reply, that was what I had in mind about the metadata. Found this link to confirm your reply : http://www.drbd.org/users-guide/ch-internals.html#s-external-meta-data I will do some testing then I can do the migration to a failover solution. Thanks again! Arnold Krille-3 wrote: > > Hi, > > On Wednesday 10 August 2011 22:10:47 valbzh wrote: >> I would like to know first if it is possible to install DRBD on a running >> system (NFS server in my case) in order to link it to an other empty >> server >> and sync them. > > Thats possible. > >> I don't want (can't) shutdown this server and I need to migrate it to a >> replicated solution without turning it off. > > Thats probably not possible. > > > To replicate a running system, you will have to decide whether you want > internal-meta-data or external. For internal you need to shrink the to-be- > replicated filesystem in its partition to make room for the meta-data. > Then you > create the configuration and maybe also start drbd on the second node > already. > On the first node you have to unmount the filesystem for a short time, > create > the meta-data, start drbd and while it synces the slave, you can already > mount > the filesystem again by its new device (you have to mount the > drbd-device!) > > Best test this procedure one or two times before doing it live. And get > enough > sleep before doing this kind of change in the middle of the night (if > thats > the best time to shut down the fs)... > > Have fun, > > Arnold > > > _______________________________________________ > drbd-user mailing list > drbd-user at lists.linbit.com > http://lists.linbit.com/mailman/listinfo/drbd-user > > -- View this message in context: http://old.nabble.com/Install-DRBD-on-a-running-system-to-replicate-it-tp32224208p32239850.html Sent from the DRBD - User mailing list archive at Nabble.com.