[DRBD-user] Error when trying to mount drbd partition : 'Bad geometry: block count xxx exceeds size of device'

clipclop clipclopnz at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 23:01:57 CEST 2009

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>> What could cause the discrepancy between the logical and DRBD volume
>> sizes ?
>Do you use "flexible-meta-disk" ? if not, then thats your problem.
>the "meta-disk device[index]" method uses strictly 128 MiB.
>What does drbd log in kernel messages during attach?
>there should be lines like "drbd_bm_resize called with capacity".

After changing the meta-disk option to "flexible-meta-disk" , issues now

As storage in the Terabytes becomes more common perhaps DRBD in the future
could warn about meta-data size if a large partition is detected. 

Thanks for all your help !

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