[DRBD-user] Two NFS servers in passive-active

Olivier Le Cam Olivier.LeCam at crdp.ac-versailles.fr
Mon Apr 5 12:16:18 CEST 2010

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Hi -

I have a setup with one NFS server over a couple of DRBD servers in 
active-passive mode. It is running just fine!

Now I would like is to have a second NFS server also in passive-active 
but on the opposite DRBD server.

   - node1: NFS server exporting /data1 (passive-active)
   - node2: NFS server exporting /data2 (passive-active)
   - if one node fails, the other one would then take over and export 
both shares (fail-over).

As you can imagine I am concerned about maximizing resources usage 
taking advantage of having two servers.

Does someone have some experience in such setup? How to have two NFS 
instances running on the same node (both on different IPs)? TBH, I don't 
know if this is even possible thougth...

PS: I don't want to use some ClusterFS because I don't think I can 
expect better performance due to overhead, compared to a single EXT3 server.

Thanks in anticipation for sharing experiences/pointers.

Best regards,
Olivier Le Cam
Département des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication
CRDP de l'académie de Versailles

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