Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
Hi, I have a question that has bugged me ever since i come across and start using DRBD+HA. And I do really need help getting some answers regarding to it. Maybe it's already asked by someone else or all the time but i can seems to find it. Anyway.. my question is, can i retain my original data in partition from before i setup DRBD? From experience when we do the initial sync, it will wipe out the partition that is ready for drbd partition. for example. Device Mount Point/ RAID/ Volume Type Format Size (MB) Start End Hard Drive /dev/sda /dev/sda1 /boot ext3 Y 502 1 64 /dev/sda2 VolGroup00 LVM PV Y 75814 65 9729 LVM Volume Groups VolGroup00 75776 LogVol00 / ext3 Y 40960 LogVol02 /metad ext3 Y 1024 LogVol03 /data ext3 Y 10240 LogVol04 /data2 ext3 Y 19456 LogVol01 swap Y 4096 If i already have data in /data and /data2 before i start to install drbd for server 1. Can i retain them like replicate the data to the server 2 which is new? instead of do backup somewhere else and wipe of /data /data2, then restore from tape or something to the new /drbd0 (/data) and /drbd1 (/data2). Sorry if i cannot express well.. Please help? or you have more question for me? My active server has about 1TB+ of data with billion files/folder due to the system structure, now i need to upgrade/reinstall the OS from F7 to F10 and upgrade drbd from 0.7 to 8.3. the data part is killing me cause a full backup and restore and the sync for drbd partition is a pain. Every step also takes more than 24 hours of waiting/down time. help? please? Warm Regards, Cindy TOH