[DRBD-user] Mirroring between NFS servers

Mark Watts m.watts at eris.qinetiq.com
Fri Oct 26 16:43:20 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.

On Friday 26 October 2007 15:32:07 Saqib Jang wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm new to DRBD, have a quick question.
> Can DRBD be used for active/passive real-time replication
> between NFS servers? By real-time, I'm refering to in-process
> NFS client requests being affected but new NFS client requests
> going to the passive NFS server?

DRBD could be used as the backing store for an HA NFS pair, but I believe NFS 
clients would have to reconnect on fail-over since file-handle state is 
stored in memory, not on disk.


Mark Watts BSc RHCE MBCS
Senior Systems Engineer
QinetiQ Trusted Information Management
Trusted Solutions and Services Group
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