Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
/ 2006-05-10 10:22:54 -0700 \ Martin Fick: > > --- Lars Ellenberg <Lars.Ellenberg at linbit.com> wrote: > > > / 2006-05-10 09:50:35 -0700 > > \ Martin Fick: > > > > what, if you had an existing single-server setup > > > > with existing data, and you extend it with drbd > > to > > > > form a cluster, so you have existing filesystems > > > > with important data on it? is it ok to skip the > > > > initial sync there, too? > > > > > > Umm, no? Drbd would know that though right, since > > it > > > would find existing metadata on the single server > > > partition? > > > > no. > > never been drbd there before. > > never been drbd meta data. > > If drbd has never been there, than there is nothing to > lose right? At least nothing more than with syncing > right? > > Maybe I don't understand the scenario you are describing? existing file system /srv on old-sinlge-server:/dev/sdb1. umount. configure drbd on top of /dev/sdb1 on old-single-server and new-standby-server. start drbd for the first time. initialize in a way to skip sync. make old-single-server:/dev/drbd0 primary. mount /dev/drbd0 /srv (instead of /dev/sdb1 before), use the existing data that is there. be happy. work with it. eventually do a failover. *BOOM* because of skip sync above. -- : Lars Ellenberg Tel +43-1-8178292-0 : : LINBIT Information Technologies GmbH Fax +43-1-8178292-82 : : Schoenbrunner Str. 244, A-1120 Vienna/Europe http://www.linbit.com : __ please use the "List-Reply" function of your email client.