[DRBD-user] Single node usage

Per Hermansson hermansson.per at bredband.net
Sat Sep 6 19:41:51 CEST 2008

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

I've searched the mailing list and found references to this situation 
The solution then was to not use DRBD on a single machine between two 
hard drives and instead use raid 1 (mirroring).

The reason why I would really like to use DRBD instead of raid is 
because one of the disks is an external hard drive. The external hard 
drive is connected via usb and can be removed (disconnected) during 
operation. The other disk is a local disk which I want to mirror the 
external drive to.
In my view DRBD handles the disk disconnection (node failure) the way I 
want and would be superior compared to using raid.

Is it possible use DRBD in this situation or should I try with a RAID 
solution instead?

// Per

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