[DRBD-user] Bringing up a failed master

Gareth Ansell ccx264 at coventry.ac.uk
Mon Nov 29 10:58:29 CET 2004

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I am about to run a contingency test for some of our servers.  This 
involves shutting down the main server (drbd master), starting the 
standby server (drbd secondary -> drbd master), and restarting the main 
server as the secondary server.

Is there any special procedures to follow when I restart the (ex)main 
server.  Will it come up as a drbd secondary server automatically?

What I am concerned about is that when it is restarted it will bring 
itself up into its previous drbd primary state, and cause all sorts of 
data loss.

Any advise much appreciated.

Gareth Ansell
Computing Services
Coventry University
Tel: 024 7688 8641

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