Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
On Tue, 12 Sep 2006, Tony's Linux wrote: > hi, > > I want to use drbd for Samba and Samba already sits on /var/lib/samba in SuSe > 10.1. > I created a new partition /dev/hda6 which i would like to use for Samba only. > A few qusestion come to mind: > > 1. What happens if there are already some files in that > directory,ie., /var/lib/samba ? Well, nothing until /var/lib/samba and /dev/hda6 have nothing in common. Once you decide to use /dev/hda6 as part of a drbd array, you will need to mount /var/lib/samba there. But you will never need to access /dev/hda6 directly, as drbd will hide the underlying devices, so you'll want to mount the "upper" drbd device. > 2. Will drbd handle files which are already in that directory ? Or do i have > to back it up and then copied it into the directory ? Definetly not. Before creating a drbd md, take care of backuping your data first. Cheers, Balint