AW: [DRBD-user] drbdadm: unrecognized option `--do-what-I-say'

Saul, Markus Markus.Saul at
Mon Oct 31 13:59:29 CET 2005

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

 Well your answer is in that FAQ aswell:
"[...] then you do drbdadm -- --do-what-I-say primary all (and you better be sure you mean what you say). [...]"

drbdadm -- --do-what-I-say primary all 

this is EXACTLY the line you have to type
probably because it is just as dangerous  

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Betreff: [DRBD-user] drbdadm: unrecognized option `--do-what-I-say'



# cat /proc/drbd
version: 0.7.10 (api:77/proto:74)
SVN Revision: 1743 build by root at castor, 2005-10-28 16:28:10
  0: cs:WFConnection st:Secondary/Unknown ld:Inconsistent
     ns:0 nr:0 dw:0 dr:0 al:0 bm:0 lo:0 pe:0 ua:0 ap:0

# drbdadm --do-what-I-say primary all
drbdadm: unrecognized option `--do-what-I-say'

What's the problem?

I use on Debian Sarge:

ii  drbd0.7-module-source  0.7.10-3
ii  drbd0.7-utils          0.7.10-3
ii  drbdlinks              1.04-2

Kernel 2.6.14

# drbdsetup /dev/drbd0 show
Lower device: 08:17   (sdb1)
Meta device: internal
Disk options:
  on-io-error = detach
Local address:
Remote address:
Wire protocol: C
Net options:
  timeout = 6.0 sec (default)
  connect-int = 10 sec (default)
  ping-int = 10 sec (default)
  max-epoch-size = 2048  (default)
  max-buffers = 2048  (default)
  sndbuf-size = 131070  (default)
  ko-count = 0  (default)
Syncer options:
  rate = 10240 KB/sec
  group = 0  (default)
  al-extents = 257

Also in "man drbdsetup", there is

drbdsetup {device} {disk} {lower_dev} {meta_data_dev} {meta_data_index} 
[-d {size}] [-e {err_handler}]

What should be the value for {meta_data_dev} {meta_data_index} ?


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