[DRBD-user] Does DRDB do 'intelligent' mirroring?

Steve Purkis steve.purkis at multimap.com
Fri Sep 17 17:18:41 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.

On Sep 17, 2004, at 15:48, Alan Robertson wrote:

> Steve Purkis wrote:
>> On Sep 17, 2004, at 14:26, Alan Robertson wrote:
>>> [snip]
>>> That's easy.
>>> It does intelligent resync.  In fact, it will never do a full resync 
>>>  of two nodes (except the first time).
>>> In fact, I believe it does a better job of doing intelligent resync  
>>> than "Fast RAID-1".  For details, see this article:
>>>     http://www.drbd.org/fileadmin/drbd/publications/drbd-activity- 
>>> logging_v6.pdf
>> Thanks!
>> PS: have just been blind, or is this not on the website?  If not, 
>> then  it's a real good idea to put it up there...
> Perhaps you're blind -- note the URL?  There's a link called 
> publications on the main page IIRC ;-)

Yeah, saw that after the fact - blind I must be ;-)

But seriously, for newbies, the fact that drdb-0.7 does rapid 
replication using a metadisk could be what pushes them to trial it (as 
in our case ;-).  Maybe it should be plastered on the 'Start' page?


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