[DRBD-user] Notify admin for online verification

Florian Haas florian.haas at linbit.com
Wed Mar 26 08:39:58 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.

> The User's Guide recommends running "drbdadm verify <resource>" as a
> cron job, and doing so certainly sounds like a good idea to me.
> In my experience, cron jobs typically provide some output that can be
> mailed to an administrator, either by the command itself writing to
> stdout/stderr, or by use of a wrapper script that examines the
> command's exit code.
> I've read through the DRBD User's Guide and the various drbd manual
> pages, but have not found a way to employ either of these methods
> with automated online device verification. Is there such a method
> that I have missed?

Yes. In drbd.conf's "handlers" section, there is an "out-of-sync" handler 
command for that purpose. Check the example drbd.conf file that's included in 
the source distribution (or take a look at 


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