[DRBD-user] Removing DRBD

Dominik Klein dk at in-telegence.net
Wed Mar 26 08:32:01 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.

Brent Davidson wrote:
> I was using DRBD in a 2-node cluster, primarily for redundancy.  Our 
> Data Storage needs have outgrown our need for redundancy and I now need 
> both nodes of the cluster to function independently.  I don't know how 
> much overhead is added to the storage subsystems by DRBD but would like 
> to remove the DRBD layer from the mix on the old primary node if 
> possible.  Is there a way to remove DRBD and reclaim the low-level 
> device without reformatting would be my only question.  

You should be able to use that right away. Just stop drbd, unload the 
module and mount /dev/sdb1 or whatever is your lower level device. The 
drbd meta data (if internal) is written outside of the filesystem on 
that device, so you can use the filesystem right away.


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