[DRBD-user] tough mount problem in fstab, help!

Gary Baker Gab at walkertool.com
Thu Aug 26 22:41:42 CEST 2004

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


don't mess with the fstab!

I got around this by creating a symbolic link in /var that points to
the drbd partition.

On Master, with drbd running:
1. create 'www' directory on /drbd partition
2.  move /var/www/ directory to /drbd/www/ directory
3. create www link in /var that points to /drbd/www/
On Slave:
1. create www link that points to /drbd/www/

link will work when drbd is in primary.


On Thu, 2004-08-26 at 15:38, flyneo at cogeco.ca wrote:

I am trying to build up a cluster system.
'/var/www' is the only directory in '/var' that I want to duplicate
through drbd.
Other directories in '/var' should beremained unchanged.
My question is:1. I should add such line in fstab:/dev/nb0      
/var/www  defaults,noauto          0 0, 
but should I remove the old line:LABEL=/var     /var      ext3    
defaults        1 22.
 If remove the old line, many other services will stop working on the
slave machine since they access the /var whichis not mounted.
Thanks a lot!

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