[DRBD-user] Can't seem to get DRBD + Heartbeat to work properly

Michael Shadle mike503 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 02:48:53 CEST 2010

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running latest DRBD/Heartbeat/Pacemaker available in Ubuntu Lucid (10.04)

I have /dev/drbd1, formatted as xfs, I can mount it manually and it
has data on it, but I can't seem to get it to get triggered properly
using heartbeat/pacemaker. At first I followed the DRBD user manual
which had me using cibadmin, which kept telling me an invalid
schema/DTD, then on #drbd someone said to use crm so I tried using
that. It seems like things are configured properly, but a "crm_verify
-L" told me that it would not start without stonith being configured.
So I configured that with some dummy thing, and it seems to want to
start everything up but doesn't work. Looks like it still doesn't
understand what I am going for - which is simply to have an
active/passive /home XFS partition mounted on two machines. That's it.
No DRBD+MySQL/etc.

mirror1 is active/primary, mirror2 does not exist yet (as soon as
mirror1 is functional I will be reformatting a machine to -make- it

Most the writeup is MySQL specific so I tried to tweak it but I'm
still at a loss here. Any help?

drbd 8.3.7 (api 88) - from ubuntu repo
heartbeat version: 1:3.0.3-1ubuntu1
pacemaker version: 1.0.8+hg15494-2ubuntu2 (same as cibadmin, crmadmin)

Here's a bunch of daemon.log extract from start and while it's
running: http://pastebin.com/XFpKxeqp

Here's my /etc/ha.d/ha.cf:

autojoin none
ucast eth0
crm yes
use_logd on
bcast eth1
warntime 5
deadtime 15
initdead 15
keepalive 2
node mirror1 mirror2

Here's the output from crm...

# crm
crm(live)# configure
crm(live)configure# show
node $id="fd4053b1-a50b-4c01-9e54-56bc24fdebc1" mirror1
primitive drbd_r0 ocf:linbit:drbd \
        params drbd_resource="r0" \
        op monitor interval="15s"
primitive fs_r0 ocf:heartbeat:Filesystem \
        params device="/dev/drbd/by-res/r0" directory="/home" fstype="xfs"
primitive st-null stonith:null \
        params hostlist="mirror1 mirror2"
group r0 fs_r0
clone fencing st-null
property $id="cib-bootstrap-options" \
        dc-version="1.0.8-042548a451fce8400660f6031f4da6f0223dd5dd" \

drbd config:

global {
        usage-count no;

common {
        protocol C;

        handlers {
/usr/lib/drbd/notify-emergency-reboot.sh; echo b > /proc/sysrq-trigger
; reboot -f";
/usr/lib/drbd/notify-emergency-reboot.sh; echo b > /proc/sysrq-trigger
; reboot -f";
                local-io-error "/usr/lib/drbd/notify-io-error.sh;
/usr/lib/drbd/notify-emergency-shutdown.sh; echo o >
/proc/sysrq-trigger ; halt -f";
                fence-peer "/usr/lib/drbd/crm-fence-peer.sh";
                after-resync-target "/usr/lib/drbd/crm-unfence-peer.sh";

        startup {
                degr-wfc-timeout 15;
                wfc-timeout 15;

        disk {
                fencing resource-only;

resource r0 {
  device    /dev/drbd1;
  meta-disk internal;
  on mirror1 {
    disk      /dev/sda7;
  on mirror2 {
    disk      /dev/sda7;

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