Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
> Current project is asking for a clustered file system to be used in a > small web farm. Unfortunately, NFS is not an option at this point, for > budget constraints... small client... Do you really need a cluster filesystem for a web farm? Would it not make life a lot simpler to just rsync the web content periodically? > Researching alternative options... and seeing DRBD primary/primary > option with OCFS2 as a feasible alternative. > > Question... You can only have 2 primary/primary nodes in such setup, > correct? In my case, if I got a 3rd web server, client would have to > procure a NAS... You could just run normal primary/secondary on two nodes and share the drbd volume (or parts of it) using NFS and heartbeat. There is no need for a separate NAS appliance. If you really want to use DRBD across three nodes then the commercial version (DRBD+) can mirror across 3 nodes - I am not sure if that is primary/primary/primary though.