[DRBD-user] Mounting a DRBD volume to bypass DRBD

Gianluca Cecchi gianluca.cecchi at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 16:19:06 CEST 2009

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

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 1:11 PM, Oliver Daniel<DOLIVER1 at qinetiq.com> wrote:

> As standard, we use DRBD volumes with internal metadata.  Ideally, I'd like
> to pre-create and initialise a DRBD volume, but then mount it directly using
> its LVM path.  The DRBD kernel module would not be loaded on the system at
> the time.

In my case I successfully passed from an LV configured on a PV that
was a disk partition to the same LV where the PV backend was the same
as before but configured as a drbd device.
This was with 8.3.2 version of drbd.
I had no filesystem, but as far as the fs stays unmounted during the
conversion, it is not impacted.
of course the device where to mount it will change then...
I basically followed what Lars wrote here:

keep in mind also what clarified here:


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