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

Florian Haas florian.haas at linbit.com
Thu Apr 29 11:16:02 CEST 2010

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On 2010-04-29 10:38, Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:
> 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
> such).


Resize that filesystem with resize2fs to make room for your DRBD
metadata, then once that is done create the metadata locally, then
create the metadata on a fresh partition on the peer node, and do an
initial sync.

>> or does the drbd setup process force me to start with a raw unformated
>> partition ?
> That's the case.


Care to sign up for DRBD training? :)


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