[DRBD-user] singel node setup possible?

Michael Schumacher michael.schumacher at pamas.de
Fri Aug 7 14:35:25 CEST 2009

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I need to migrate two independent servers into a XEN/DRBD-setup with
two machines. For this reason I want to
-- build a new machine,
-- set it up to replace the first server,
-- move the first server on the new machine
-- then move the second server temporarily as a XEN-instance onto the
first server and then
-- replace the second server with a new machine and
-- move the temporary second server on its own machine.

The idea is to be able to move both servers on one machine if the
other breaks.

The problem is that I would like to prepare the first machine with DRBD
before I have the second node available.
Playing around for two days show that there seems to be no way to set
up a system that way.

I was searching this list, various howtos and google without much

Two questions:

-- Does this work at all?
-- Is there any reasonble Howto?

best regards
Michael Schumacher
PAMAS Partikelmess- und Analysesysteme GmbH
Dieselstr.10, D-71277 Rutesheim
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