[DRBD-user] Keeping config files in sync

George H george.dma at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 07:34:52 CET 2006

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

I'd like to ask drbd users how they are keeping their linux config
files in sync with their nodes.
I was thinking of putting certain files from /etc  on a drbd partition
so that they are identical on both nodes. Though the problem is that
the slave node becomes usless if it can't access /etc/passwd  cos drbd
can only be mounted on one node.

I tried using rsyncd, where I have a folder with all the congfig files
and I run a rsync daemon on the primary node. I put in the crontabs to
run an rsync command to go every hour to keep the systems up to date.
But I need to somehow make the scripts know not to run. I only need
the salve node to run rsync.

Are there any alternatives that you all are using? or perhaps
perfected this rsync one?

Thanks in advance

"The probability of anything happening is in inverse ratio to its desirability"
"If I were a roman statue, I'd be made alabastard"
George H
george.dma at gmail.com

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