[DRBD-user] First timer

Maciej Bogucki macbogucki at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 12:25:44 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.

David Hoskinson wrote:
> I am testing a replicated mail server system for use in our group.  I have
> two boxes with identical 20 GB partions on /dev/mapper/VolGroup01-LogVol00
> on each machine.  I have configured heartbeat and drbd to sync these
> partitions.  When I shut down the primary machine, I am able to promote the
> secondary machine to primary and mount /mnt/drbd and the folder has the
> correct files in it, however it will not automatically promote itself.
> Its my understanding from my reading that that software should switch
> machines and roles automatically, is this correct?

Heartbeat v1 could only migrate when node is dead. I suggest to use 
heartbeat v2 - which is more complicated, but it has a lot of features[1]

[1] - http://www.linux-ha.org/GettingStartedV2

Best regards
Maciej Bogucki

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