[DRBD-user] external meta data in a file - possible?

Martin Gombac martin at isg.si
Mon Mar 3 13:35:43 CET 2008

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

I vote for having this functionality in drbd too even with  
performance downgrade. :-)


On 2008.3.3, at 13:27, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:

> Is it possible to place external meta data in a file?
> Documentation states that meta-disk has to be either internal, or  
> should point to a block-device (if external).
> However, with more DRBD devices, creating a new block device for  
> each resource is a bit of an administrative burden, and sometimes,  
> is not possible at all.
> Also, Linux software RAID can keep its bitmap either internally, or  
> in a file.
> My little experimentation a while ago showed that DRBD won't work  
> with files as meta data - but maybe something changed lately (or  
> it's a planned feature)?
> -- 
> Tomasz Chmielewski
> http://wpkg.org
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