Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
Joao Ferreira gmail wrote: > Hello all, > > I'm just trying my first steps with DRBD... lets assume I have the > following base partitions/mounts: > > /dev/sda1/ --> / > /dev/sda2/ --> /home > /dev/sda3/ --> /var > > let's say I wish do have drbd on "/" and "/home"... are there any hard > restrictions or just simple natural concerns in having the root "/" > filesystem under drbd... ? > doing / on a drbd volume is really hard. it would involve having to most of your system startup, including drbd, into a initrd or initramfs and have the kernel bring all of that up before mounting and doing pivot_root. putting drbd in the initrd/initramfs is something that is frowned upon. so in other words, don't bother. its too big of a pain. /home should be do-able on drbd and be relatively easy depending on your distro. it should be noted though that, in the default operating mode (which a newbie should definitely use), only one of the two servers can mount the drbd resource. so only the primary will be able to mount /home. your distro might not like having /home not available on system boot up and make starting up the secondary a bit of a pain. but definitely do-able. hope that helps. mike