Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
On Thu, 2006-01-05 at 09:45 -0500, Chip Burke wrote: > Exactly. I was trying to replicate /boot with 'meta-data internal' which > would cause it to die being that the space wasn't available. I am slowly > getting my head around the whole process. > > However, I can't seem to mount the drbd device. I edited my fstab from > > /dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults 1 1 > > to > > /dev/drbd0 / ext3 defaults 1 1 > > and it does not like it. When I try to start drbd manually using 'service > brbd start' or 'drbdadm up all', I get an error that /dev/hda2 is already > mounted. So I am a bit confused as to how to actually mount the /dev/drbdx > device. The error means exactly what it says. /dev/hda2 is already mounted and DRBD will refuse to start in that situation. DRBD must ensure that it alone can write to the underlying block device, otherwise you *will* get data corruption. That's a Bad Thing(tm). > Essentially I want the root file system to be identical between two > boxes for a failover situation. Am I headed in the right direction? I recommend you reconsider your goals. Do you really need the entire system replicated? Doing so gets complicated quickly because to mount /dev/drbd0 you have to umount /dev/hda2. Well, where is /etc? It's on /dev/hda2. How can DRBD read /etc/drbd.conf if the disk isn't mounted? That doesn't even get into problems of IP address configurations. I have heard rumors of it being possible. I believe Linbit offers a premium service to that effect. If that's really what you want, I recommend shelling out the cash because otherwise you're going to end up hurting yourself. Corey -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: application/pgp-signature Size: 189 bytes Desc: This is a digitally signed message part URL: <http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-user/attachments/20060105/ac9cd425/attachment.pgp>