[DRBD-user] Resize DRBD / XFS without LVM

allied internet ag- Stefan Priebe s.priebe at allied-internet.ag
Wed Nov 25 08:32:02 CET 2009

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


Yes of cause HW Raid.

I'll do a test today - i've already prepared testequipment yesterday.


Stefan Seifert schrieb:
> On Tuesday 24 November 2009 11:03:11 you wrote:
>>> No you haven't. Like newer versions of fdisk you can use partprobe to
>>> tell the kernel to re-read partition tables.
>>> Regards,
>>> Stefan
>> Thanks Stefan for your answer. I know partprobe - but does it work on a
>> mounted partition?
> For all I know it should work with a mounted partition as well. If the 
> partition were not mounted or otherwise used, you wouldn't need partprobe.
> And I assume "mounted" in this context means "used as drbd storage device".
> I also assume that by RAID you mean some hardware RAID, because partitioning 
> an MD RAID wouldn't make much sense.
> Like with all these things it's a very good idea to first test it on a test 
> system. Ideally identical machines, but if not available at least some VM (we 
> use qemu for that and though its pretty slow, its enough for such tests). Life 
> gets so much more relaxed, if you don't have to experiment around with your 
> production machines :)
> Regards,
> Stefan

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