[DRBD-user] Support Question

Jeff Buck jeffb at umci.com
Thu Sep 16 01:25:38 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.

For more than 2TB of storage, is it acceptable to use multiple drbd
devices, and then use LVM2 to glue the devices together and make them
appear as one? DRBD doesn't like to go over about 2 gigs right now if I
understand correctly. 

Another option might be to use them as separate devices. Our document
management system allows us to store documents on one device for a
while, and then later change the target device for new documents (old
documents are still accessible in their original location with the
normal interface.. document path is stored on a file by file basis)

On Wed, 2004-09-15 at 15:48, Greg Freemyer wrote:
> I may need to build a server that holds 5 TB plus of data with remote
> replication capability.  (i.e. DRBD like)
> The system will be a document management system with most of the data
> coming in from high-speed scanners.
> Other that the scanning, the data will be fairly static.
> The secondary site does not need to have automated fail-over
> capability,
> the repository just has to be replicated offsite for true disaster
> recovery purposes.
> To do this I would want a Enterprise release that supports:
> * Fibre-Channel attached storage (HP's MSA1500 most likely)
> * More than 2 TB of storage
> * Snapshots (for making tape backups)
> * DRBD 0.7.x disk replication to a remote site (i.e. Internet VPN
> connected)
> Is the above feasible and is there a current release that supports all
> the above.  My guess is that SLES 9.0 is my best chance.
> Thanks
> Greg
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