Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
Hi! Sorry I just checked my emails. Please see inline (with [ALI] tags) for replies. Ali -----Original Message----- From: drbd-user-bounces at lists.linbit.com [mailto:drbd-user-bounces at lists.linbit.com] On Behalf Of Lars Ellenberg Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 7:39 AM To: drbd-user at lists.linbit.com Subject: Re: [DRBD-user] Initializing DRBD resource and Data loss? On Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 08:47:02PM -0800, Alireza Nematollahi wrote: > Hi guys, > > I have configured a resource say drbd0 and it is up and everything is alright. Now, I stop DRBD and do: > > #drbdadm create-md drbd0 > e-md drbd0 > md_offset 0 > al_offset 4096 > bm_offset 36864 > > Found some data > ==> This might destroy existing data! <== > > Do you want to proceed? > [need to type 'yes' to confirm] yes > > > Valid meta data seems to be in place. > Do you really want to overwrite? > [need to type 'yes' to confirm] > > Does this really destroy the data on the disk? it re-initializes the meta data area. yes, that is a destructive operation. [ALI] Okay. Good to know that! > I am working on a bash script to automate some of the day-to-day tasks > like this why would you want to re-initialize the drbd meta data area? and why would you think re-initializing the drbd meta data would be a day-to-day task? [ALI] Well, I didn't say re-initializing meta data is a day-to-day task. I said I'm trying to automate those that are! I am not really sure about the usefulness of meta data and even what it is so that's maybe why my question sounded kinda stupid! Sorry about that! > and wanted to know if this really has a negative effect on my existing > data. By the way, I am using external meta data. may I curiously ask what exactly you are up to? [ALI] I'm working on a program that allows users setup DRBD through a set of scripts so that they don't need to know about the underlying technicalities of DRBD and ... -- : Lars Ellenberg : LINBIT | Your Way to High Availability : DRBD/HA support and consulting http://www.linbit.com DRBD(r) and LINBIT(r) are registered trademarks of LINBIT, Austria. __ please don't Cc me, but send to list -- I'm subscribed _______________________________________________ drbd-user mailing list drbd-user at lists.linbit.com http://lists.linbit.com/mailman/listinfo/drbd-user