[DRBD-user] Refusing to be primary (outdated)

Luis F. V. Gomes lf at ele.puc-rio.br
Tue Sep 25 19:56:36 CEST 2007

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Hi all

I think this may have happened to one of yours but I could not find 
any hints to solve this problem automatically in the archives:
Due to a blackout, node 1 shuts down first and becomes outdated (DRBD 
8); node 2 acquires its resources and becomes primary for a few 
minutes until it shuts down too.
After power comes back, node 2 does not boot due to a hardware 
transient problem (the disk is intact). Node 1 boots but refuses to 
be primary because it is outdated and my clustered services (http and 
email servers) are a joke.

Is there any configuration workaround for this situation?

I just want the SMTP and POP services to wake up in node 1 (probably 
using an alternative temporary spool directory) and later manually 
resynchronize the data (maildir and queues) after fixing note 2.

RedHat EL 5
drbd.x86_64 8.0.3-1.el5.centos
dovecot.x86_64 1.0-1.2.rc15.el5
exim.x86_64 4.63-3.el5


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