[DRBD-user] It is possible to change partner none's address on the fly?

Igor Yu. Zhbanov bsg at uniyar.ac.ru
Wed Dec 20 09:09:57 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.

On Tue, 19 Dec 2006, Nicolas Bouthors wrote:

> Why don't you use ethernet bonding in failover mode ?
> modprobe bonding mode=1
> ifconfig bond0
> ifenslave bond0 eth0 eth1
> Never tried it with DRBD but I don't see why it couldn't work.
>   Nicolas Bouthors
> Le 19/12/2006 18:16, Igor Yu. Zhbanov Иcrivait  :
> > Hello!
> > 
> > Suppose, I have two nodes connected by two network links. And I want
> > to make network connection between DRBDs to be redundant. I don't
> > want to use anything like Zebra to make software link over two hardware
> > links to make it high available because any layers adds additional latancy.
> > 
> > So, I am curious, is it possible to dynamically change info about DRBD's
> > partner node inside running DRBD without restart? It will be nice to have
> > two hardware links and monitor script that will change DRBD's representation
> > what link to use to find the partner node upon master link failure. And you
> > will get redundant channel for DRBD synchronization without any overheads.

Bonding is good but is it possible to tell DRBD to connect to another address?
It may be useful in some cases.

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