[DRBD-user] DRBD LVM2 Trouble

Benjamin Franz snowhare at nihongo.org
Thu Mar 6 20:48:26 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.

On Thu, 6 Mar 2008, Tyler Seaton wrote:


> At any rate. We dodged a bullet this time and while we did have quite a 
> scare, I still believe DRBD has a place in our infrastructure.
> Please any additional comments and or insights are welcome.

>From the level of 'freak out' you communicated during this, I am inferring 
you don't have good backups that you could quickly restore operations 
from. You should have good onsite and offsite backups regardless of DRBD 
or any other 'High Availability/Redundancy' technology. HA != backups.

Fix that before you do anything else.

A couple of inexpensive boxes filled with 8x750GB drives in a RAID5 or 
RAID6 with rsync over ssh backups and database replication slaves on them 
will do wonders for both your peace of mind and for your business 
continuity plans.

Because Bad Things (tm) _always_ happen to servers soon or later.

Benjamin Franz

Before you get too proud of how fast you are making progress,
be sure it is in the correct direction.

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