Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
crisen at tiscali.co.uk schrieb: > Configuration: PDC and BDC running on SuSE 9.1 Prof on x86; PDC with 2 drives > on hardware raid 1, 4 100 Mbit cards (2 on crossover, 2 on LAN); 120 GB > drives; BDC on simpler config (no raid).The machines will be running Samba > 3, DHCP, DNS, HTTP and FTP intranet (not externally exposed), email and > print servers, etc. The idea is to totally replace a W2K server. > Q: Will drdb work on the SuSE 2.6x kernel? I can't find reference to this > on SuSE's pages. http://www.suse.com/us/private/products/suse_linux/prof/packages_professional/drbd.html Suse supports DRBD 0.7.x, and 0.7.x needs Kernel 2.4.x or 2.6.x. But the one and the other Lars can tell you more than I. > Q: Does drdb support the above services? I.e. should the PDB fail would > the BDC takeover all of these roles, for example allowing user logins, enabling > samba shares and IP address serving? DRBD is a block device. You can use it for (nearly) everything like a partition of your harddisk. For failover of services, related DRBD-resources and related IP you need something like heartbeat. > Q: If so, in what order should I do things: First build an entire machine > and then install and run drdb, or install the OS first with the drdb and > then the rest? Install everything first, reserve enough disk space for DRBD-partitions. Then make the partitions, configure DRBD, then configure the services. > Q: What should I mirror? Can I mirror the whole drive? No. > In one of the FAQ > (http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-user/2004-January/000014.html) Lars > wrote that some directories should not be included. If that's so, does anybody > have a list of what should/should not? Mainly you should mirror the data space of your services, maybe the logs. > Q: Should I use rsync instead, or in addition to drdb, for any non-mirrored > directories? Yes, or unison e.g. But again, mirroring _everything_ will not work. You have to exclude some directories and some files. > Q. Given the above tasks, should I be looking at sticking in gigabit adapters > on crossover instead? That's better. Helmut Wollmersdorfer