Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
Hi friends, Our product is running on a cluster system where SLES 10.2 and DRBD 0.7.24 are installed. The DRBD device is built upon the physical disk partition * /dev/sda5* and business data is written to and read from the DRBD device. As I have observed, there is an inconsistency of DRBDs at the first time when the cluster join each other. According to the DRBD manual, we need to execute "*drbdadm -- --do-what-I-say primary all*" to force one node of the cluster into primary. For testing reason I need to reinstall (again and again) the cluster system with the current hardware and software configuration. The reinstallation include disk partitioning and disk formatting with reiserfs. After the reinstallation, I will run the DRBD application and I hope to see the inconsistency of DRBD as described above. But I failed. As I guess, although the physical disk partition is re-formated, the content of the disk partition */dev/sda5* has not been changed and the meta-data of DRBD devices is also not destroyed. When the DRBD devices get connected again, they recognized the *old valid information *and won't be inconsistent. Am I right? So my question is: *How to destroy meta-data of DRBD devices between the cluster? B*y destroying the meta-data, the disk partition is "rolled back". Someone introduced the *dd* tool which can full the disk partition * /dev/sda5**. But I wonder there is some method more efficient.* * * *Thanks for help!* -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-user/attachments/20100308/4fbbce22/attachment.htm>