[DRBD-user] drbd and gfs

Diego Julian Remolina diego.remolina at ibb.gatech.edu
Wed Oct 25 13:14:36 CEST 2006

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

Yes that is possible, depending on the application you want to run. For example it may not be doable 
for e-mail unless the MTA you are using knows how to share a mail spool. As long as your application 
can work with two machines having access to the same files or folders then you should be ok. An 
alternative to GFS is ocfs2 which is also a clustered file system.  A guy from brazil wrote a howto 
for drbd and ocfs2 (it may only be in portuguesse, I am not sure if he has an english version):


IMPORTANT: At this point, drbd-0.8.X is not stable and should not be used in production 
environments. Some people may already use it in production, but it is not recommended. If you do it, 
you may be risking too much.


Alexander Lind wrote:
> Hello All
> I have read that you can achieve a shared storage solution by combining 
> GFS and DRBD somehow.
> The idea being making it so i can have a shared and mirrored partition 
> on two separate machines connected via tcp/ip, that gives each machine 
> full r/w access.
> Is this possible? Is using GFS / DRBD the answer?  Are there better 
> solutions?
> Unfortunately I can't seem to find much info about this on the net, so 
> I'm hoping someone here can help me out! :)
> Thanks
> Alec
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