[DRBD-user] can I drbd an existing ext3 partition ?

Bernd Petrovitsch bernd at petrovitsch.priv.at
Thu Apr 29 10:38:48 CEST 2010

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On Don, 2010-04-29 at 09:35 +0100, Joao Ferreira gmail wrote:
> can I "install" drbd on an existing ext3 formated partition that already
> contains data written on it ?

If you do that, you will overwrite all the data (and the filesystem as

> or does the drbd setup process force me to start with a raw unformated
> partition ?

That's the case.

A usual workaround is to create a degenerated cluster and move the files
to the degenerated DRBD device. And then lets the original one resync

Bernd Petrovitsch                  Email : bernd at petrovitsch.priv.at
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