Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
Brett Bolen wrote: > > If I want to setup drbd on a blank disk, do I need to compute > the size of the partition ( or does the drbd drive do this for > me)? > > Say I have a 1 GB partition on moe's /dev/sda1, and something similar > on larrys /dev/sdb1. > > When I initially format moe's drive, can I just > > mke2fs -j /dev/sda1 > <SNIP> You just invalidated your premise of putting drbd on a blank disk, i.e., you put a filesystem on the lower level device. assumption 1 you are using drbd 0.7.X. Try the following 1) backup any data you have that you want to keep from the filesystem on /dev/sda1. 2) setup drbd to use /dev/sda1 3) swear that you will never point any tool but drbd at /dev/sda1 again (while drbd is using it). 4) mke2fs -j /dev/drbd1 5) read the DRBD docs a little closer. drbd uses part of the partition for it's own metadata (~128MB) unless configured to do otherwise, a filesystem applied to the lower level device conflicts with that. -- Todd Denniston Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter