[DRBD-user] Question about using DRBD

Tony's Linux linux at oaktechnologies.com.au
Tue Sep 12 12:20:31 CEST 2006

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On Tuesday 12 September 2006 20:29, KOZMAN Balint wrote:
> 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.

understand this bit.

> > 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.

So the existing data will not not replicated ? is this right ?

> Cheers,
> Balint

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