[DRBD-user] DRBD 0.7.23 and MD corruption

Ryan Steele steele at agora-net.com
Fri May 18 18:40:12 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.

Ryan Steele wrote:
> I saw someone else post something similar to this a few weeks ago, but 
> didn't see any response to it.  I've just set up DRBD 0.7.23 with 
> Heartbeat2 on two future database server.  However, DRBD seems to have 
> corrupted my multi-disk RAID1.  I booted a Knoppix CD on the affected 
> machines, removed the DRBD rc.d scripts, and rebooted and things were 
> fine.  To verify, I ran update-rc.d to recreate the symbolic links, 
> and rebooted again to find that it again would not boot.  Moreover, 
> even removing the rc.d links did not help - the array is, I fear, 
> irreparably damaged.
> Is there any acknowledgement of this bug, or are there any suggestions 
> as to how one might go about fixing it?  I can't even boot into the 
> machine to run mdadm and repair the array, though maybe I can do that 
> from the Knoppix CD...
> In any case, I just wanted to make people aware, and hopefully get a 
> little feedback.  Thanks.

I'd also like to add that I'm running Debian Etch (4.0), with a 
kernel, just in case that sheds any light on the situation.

Ryan Steele
Systems Administrator

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