[DRBD-user] Bringing up a failed master

Gareth Ansell ccx264 at coventry.ac.uk
Mon Nov 29 12:24:47 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.

Andreas Huck wrote:

> your main server (drbd master) should become slave before
> shutting down. Your cluster manager (heartbeat?) could handle 
> this. It will come up as secondary again and the primary should sync the
> changed blocks. But beware of any (misconfigured) autofailback feature
> of your cluster manager.  
> Regards,
> Andreas

Thanks for the reply, we are only running drbd, not heartbeat, at the 
moment.  Should I set the main server to secondary before I power it 
down manually?

Does drbd restart in the mode it was in previously, or does it always 
start up in a secondary state?



Gareth Ansell
Computing Services
Coventry University
Tel: 024 7688 8641

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