Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
Hi, I just have a little question about experiences. I'm setting up a fail-over cluster for your web- and mail- servers. For example the /etc/postfix of the mailserver should be on the shared drbd volume (/shared/mail), so in case of a failover, it's available to the other server. This server also has an /etc/postfix for it's local mail server, which should be replaced by the shared one in case of a failover. I could now: * simply always link /etc/postfix to /shared/mail/etc/postfix and have the local one automatically hidden by mounting /shared/mail over it. Or * use drbdlinks to move away /etc/postfix and link it to /shared/mail/etc/postfix I now wonder, what's the better solution. With drbdlinks I could have the local config still available for modification even when my mailserver is down. But this is at the expense of added complexity to that already very complex cluster stuff. Also I could just do a bind mount of / to somewhere else if I need to access the local config while /shared/mail is mounted. So what's the real benefit of drbdlinks? Any practical experience? Thanks for input! Regards, Stefan