Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
Hi, possible new drbd user here. I have a few questions that I am hoping can be answered. I am thinking of using drbd to create a "mirror" of a home directory server(single node with attached fiber channel sata raid, raid is partitioned into 7 luns, all exported using NFS). We are getting in a new node and raid unit, which will be come the primary once it is setup. First question: Since I have 7 luns (each lun is a partition for each user group in our dept), does that mean I would have to setup 7 drbd devices/resources in the drbd conf? Second question I have is, can I do the following: -Setup new hardware, with drbd, copy home directory data over by hand (using something like rsync) -Switch clients to new hardware (since it is faster and newer) -Reformat and redo the old hardware so that it becomes the secondary -Bring secondary server online and have everything sync primary- >secondary, while the primary is still being used by clients? Third question: If the above steps are not possible, or drbd may not fit the bill for what I want to do, does anyone have any better suggestions or tips? Thanks, Jon p.s. Sorry if the questions are a bit newbish....this would be the first time I've attempted redundancy for a service like this.