[DRBD-user] Small meta device?

Casey Allen Shobe lists at seattleserver.com
Sat Mar 4 14:32:15 CET 2006

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On Saturday 04 March 2006 13:07, Casey Allen Shobe wrote:
> # /etc/init.d/drbd start
>  * Starting DRBD ...
> ioctl(,SET_DISK_CONFIG,) failed: Invalid argument
> Meta device too small.
> Command '/sbin/drbdsetup /dev/drbd0 disk /dev/hda3 internal -1' terminated
> with exit code 20
> Well, a glance at the man page tells me that meta-disk needs to be 128mb,
> but I partitioned these boxes intentionally to have a 100mb drbd partition
> to use just for config files and the like (mounted at /etc/cluster) that
> should be used for config files that need to be consistant between all
> machines in the cluster.
> I'd really rather not pull out all 8 machines I set up this way and
> repartition them again, and as most of these only have 10GB disks, I'd
> rather not allocate any more space to a partition which will probably never
> hold more than 1MB anyways.
> Is there a way I can reduce the size of the meta disk in drbd.conf?

Casey Allen Shobe | cshobe at seattleserver.com | 206-381-2800
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