[DRBD-user] DRBD 8 on top of LVM

Jeff Fisher jeff at lfchosting.com
Tue May 8 15:52:48 CEST 2007

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

Does anyone here use DRBD 8 on top of LVM?

I have a ~1TB file system (full of small files, < 50K) that I would like 
to take backups of but I'd like to do the backup on the secondary 
machine if possible.

My thinking is that I can take an LVM snapshot of the drbd device and 
then mount it and do my backup there. This way, I'm taking advantage of 
the secondary that is sitting there and not doing any reads to its disks.

I have not tested this at all yet and I am not even sure if this will 
work. Does anyone do anything similar to this?


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