[DRBD-user] Documentation Clarity

Lars Ellenberg Lars.Ellenberg at linbit.com
Wed Mar 10 16:07:44 CET 2004

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

/ 2004-03-01 11:39:02 -0400
\ Matthew Coene:
> Hello,
> This is likely the wrong place to ask for help, but short of the actual
> developers of the project, this seems to be the only email address I can
> see.

This is perfectly the right place to ask.

> My question is regarding some of the documentation which is unclear, to me
> at least, largely I am sure because of my naivete.
> I have DRBD 0.6.11 setup and working largely on a custom 2.4.25 kernel.  I
> can syncronize files, etc.
> My problem comes in when I am trying to have the filesystem failover, it
> seemingly does not happen automatically, and the documentation I have been
> able to gather points to the script 'datadisk', which is a symlink to
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/drbd, I have checked that out as well, and unless I am
> missing something, there is no easy user friendly way to make this happen...
> Any direction or information you could provide would be appreciated.

No. It does not happen automagically.
For the failover magic, you need some "cluster manager".
Which typically is heartbeat [1], but can be a homegrown daemon
script, too.

	Lars Ellenberg

[1] see http://linuxha.trick.ca
    and http://linux-ha.org

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