[DRBD-user] Heartbeat configuration for OCFS2 on DRBD

Christian Rishøj christian at rishoj.net
Sat Dec 23 02:28:28 CET 2006

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On 21 Dec 2006, at 19:10, Philipp Reisner wrote:

> Am Donnerstag, 21. Dezember 2006 17:23 schrieb Christian Rishøj:
>> I have set up a replicated filesystem using OCFS2 on a DRBD device in
>> Primary/Primary mode with a dedicated GBit interconnect. It seems to
>> work like a charm.
>> Now comes heartbeat. What are best practices for setting this up in
>> the Primary/Primary situation? In particular:
>> 1) I want both nodes to come up as primary on boot How to ensure  
>> this?
>> 2) Should I leave mounting to heartbeat?
>> 3) Though a link failure is highly unlikely, I would like to avoid a
>> split-brain scenario in case it does happen. Does heartbeat ensure  
>> this?
>> Any advice is much appreciated.
> Why do you want to use heartbeat on a Primary/primary cluster with
> OCFS2 at all ?
> Switching DRBD to primary node and mounting OCFS2 on it should happen
> every time a node boots. Simply make a sys-v style init script out  
> of it.

Of course, you are right. As simple as that. Thank you for clarifying  


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