[DRBD-user] dual primary mode with which FS

Michael Schwartzkopff misch at multinet.de
Tue Mar 23 14:52:08 CET 2010

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Am Freitag, 19. März 2010 14:12:30 schrieb Andreas.Ruetten at hansenet.com:
> Hi list,
> first of all please answer also to my email-address because I'm not
> subscribed to the ML.
> Here are my questions:
> I have to set up drbd 8.0.14 (Debian stable) in dual-primary mode.
> One node has to read and write while the other node only need read access.
> Do I need GFS or OCFS?

Not really if you can be sure that the second node ONLY reads.

> Or would a simple etx3 sufficient enough?

Yes. Mount option "read-only" in the second node.

But beware: If case of a failover your ALSO would have to remount your 
directories to read-write on the second node to acchieve the high 

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