[DRBD-user] What is the correct way to configure partitions for DRBD?

Jürgen Scholz juergen at kernkraft400.com
Thu Aug 13 13:28:50 CEST 2009

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> 1)  Do I need to *umount* them before installing/configuring drbd?
> 2)  Do I need to delete from /etc/fstab every reference to /dev/sda3  
> (my
> sync partiton) before configuring drbd?
You can use an already existing partition. If you're a first timer  
you're probably better off with creating a new filesystem on top of  
Unmount and remove your partition from fstab. Then follow the drbd  
user's guide at http://www.drbd.org/docs/install/ . This _will_ create  
a new filesystem (like "mkfs.ext3 /dev/drbd0").
Additinally you'll need a cluster manager (heartbeat, pacemaker) or a  
cluster filesystem.

goog luck,

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