Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
On Sat, Sep 06, 2008 at 07:41:51PM +0200, Per Hermansson wrote: > Hi, > I've searched the mailing list and found references to this situation > before. > 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 No. > or should I try with a RAID > solution instead? Yes. iirc, there is a "bitmap based" mode of software raid as well, try to use that to avoid spurious full rebuilts. -- : Lars Ellenberg : LINBIT HA-Solutions GmbH : DRBD®/HA support and consulting http://www.linbit.com DRBD® and LINBIT® are registered trademarks of LINBIT Information Technologies GmbH __ please don't Cc me, but send to list -- I'm subscribed