Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
--- Lars Ellenberg <Lars.Ellenberg at linbit.com> wrote: > 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. Woah, I guess I don't understand drbd very well. I did not realize that you could turn an existing partition with data on it into a drbd partition and preserve the data? That is what you are describing isn't it? I certainly would not expect the sync skiping to work when there is pre-existing data on the partition, I thought that all drbd setups had to start with a dirty partition that was assumed to be overwritten. I guess this changes things. :) In this case, where does drbd put the 128MB meta-data then since there is already a filesytem on the partition? Does this only work with external meta-data? -Martin __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com