[DRBD-user] Mirroring between NFS servers

Bernd Schubert bernd-schubert at gmx.de
Fri Oct 26 18:03:00 CEST 2007

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On Friday 26 October 2007 17:51:29 Saqib Jang -- Margalla Communications 
>> Saqib, your question is a bit strage, you want to have active/passive, but
>> some clients shall connect to the passive server? I would name this
>> active/active. I wouldn't want to do active/active with NFS, nfs is simply
>> not designed for that purpose (besides that I have no idea how to set this
>> up).

[quoting corrected]

> Let me clarify, in normal mode the active server is supporting all NFS
> client requests while the passive server is supportng a real-time 'live'
> copy of file system of the active server. In case of failure of the active
> server, the passive server transparently comes on-line to support all NFS
> client requests, is this possible with DRBD?

Yes, thats a common setup. Usually one does this in combination with 
heartbeat, though you could also do everything manually what heartbeat does.


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