Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 7:19 PM, Chris Zimmerman <fud.theturtle at gmail.com>wrote: > > > On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 7:17 PM, Chris Zimmerman <fud.theturtle at gmail.com>wrote: > >> >> >> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 8:56 PM, Kavan Smith <kavan at linbit.com> wrote: >> >>> Hi Chris, >>> >>> > I'm looking into load balancing Xen instances and I really don't want a >>> > shared san. I'm not really sure if drbd is something that would be >>> > useful. From what I can gather, drbd only works active/active with >>> > shared storage? Otherwise one xen instance would need to be passive? >>> > I'm just looking for a method for the two instances to synchronize >>> their >>> > storage as I said I'm not sure if drbd is what I'm looking for. Any >>> > thoughts/suggestions? >>> >>> DRBD can accomplish the data replication in active/active mode utilizing >>> GFS/OCFS with ease. Read up on DRBD and GFS: >>> >>> http://www.drbd.org/users-guide/ch-gfs.html >>> >>> If I understand you correctly... >>> >>> I suppose a simple way to accomplish this would be to replicate your Xen >>> DOMU to your secondary node with a slightly different configuration >>> (ip/hostname/etc.) and utilize the shared storage for user data on both >>> nodes. This of course would not keep your secondary DOMU's operating >>> system in sync with the primary. >>> >>> Take a look at csync2 to help keep your configuration files up to date >>> on your Xen DOMU's. >>> >>> http://oss.linbit.com/csync2/ >>> >>> I'm unclear as to how many physical machines you wish to run this on. >>> Are you looking to accomplish this task on a total of 2 boxes? >>> >>> Cheers, >>> -Kavan >>> >>> -- >>> : Kavan Smith >>> : LINBIT USA, LLC | Your Way to High Availability >>> : Telephone: 1-877-4-LINBIT / 1-877-454-6248 >>> : >>> : 8152 SW Hall Blvd., Suite #209 >>> : Beaverton, OR 97008 >>> : >>> : http://www.linbit.com >>> >>> DRBD(R) and LINBIT(R) are registered trademarks of LINBIT, Austria. >>> >>> This e-mail is solely for use by the intended recipient(s). Information >>> contained in this e-mail and its attachments may be confidential, >>> privileged or copyrighted. If you are not the intended recipient you are >>> hereby formally notified that any use, copying, disclosure or >>> distribution of the contents of this e-mail, in whole or in part, is >>> prohibited. Also please notify immediately the sender by return e-mail >>> and delete this e-mail from your system. Thank you for your co-operation. >>> _______________________________________________ >>> drbd-user mailing list >>> drbd-user at lists.linbit.com >>> http://lists.linbit.com/mailman/listinfo/drbd-user >> >> >> >> >> > Yes I want to use the shared storage for public_html for a load balanced Apache install. You say shared storage, I want to sure, this can be done with partitions on 2 machine's using drbd and gfs without the need for a "shared storage" ? I am trying to do this without a san if I can. Does drbd have a limit of 2 servers? Sorry I sent you this directly on accident Kavan. Chris -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-user/attachments/20081101/dd543952/attachment.htm>