[DRBD-user] OS update version upgrade

Deepak.Mantri at shinsei-it.com Deepak.Mantri at shinsei-it.com
Fri Jun 26 11:08:52 CEST 2009

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Hi mark,

I have built rpm's from source. It creates 3 rpm's 
Drbd, drbd-debuginfo,drbd-km. which among these do I need to re install
after upgrade. Also would I require to stop the HA/drbd service on both
the nodes before upgrade .Then start the OS upgrade. Then upgrade the
drbd package and then start the drbd service.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Watts [mailto:m.watts at eris.qinetiq.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2009 5:38 PM
To: Deepak Mantri
Cc: drbd-user at lists.linbit.com
Subject: Re: [DRBD-user] OS update version upgrade

On Fri, 2009-06-26 at 15:40 +0900, Deepak.Mantri at shinsei-it.com wrote:
> Hi friends,
> We are planning for OS version upgrade from RHEL 4.5 to RHEL 4.8.It
> has HA/DRBD (Active/Passive) setup on it.
> The data partitions are on an a storage (DAS).haresources file has
> iscsitarget and DRBD as resources. I wanted to know 
> Will an OS Update upgrade initiate a full sync? Are there any special
> steps I have to take before starting the upgrade in regards to DRBD?

Since RedHat doesn't come with DRBD, I assume you've built it yourself
against your current running kernel?
You'll have to rebuild the kernel module against the new kernel, but you
shouldn't need to rebuild your drbd userland tools, and you shouldn't
need a resync.


Mark Watts BSc RHCE MBCS
Senior Systems Engineer
QinetiQ Applied Technologies
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