Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
> > Does anyone have any recommendations with managing a large quantity of > hot-swappable drives (e.g. tracking which drives in which bay, > managing the DRBD volume pairings, etc.)? > > Use LVM on top of the drives themselves and then use logical volumes as the DRBD backing devices. I see why that would solve the problem. However, I am concerned that it might be overkill. Most notably, I am concerned about adding an extra layer of management and overhead. Is there really no other way to manage the association between physical volumes and DRBD volumes? What about configuring the drives by ID or by UUID (e.g. /dev/disks/by-id/*)? I am particularly interested in the fact that there seems to be little to no information about this on the Internet. This leads me to believe that there is already a simple method in place to prevent this problem that I am missing or that this is not actually a problem at all. Ted