[DRBD-user] DRBD over WAN Advisable?

Lars Ellenberg lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Fri Apr 1 16:04:27 CEST 2011

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 11:50:07AM -0700, Robinson, Eric wrote:
> > Okay, I see we're thinking along the same lines... But why 
> > would the quorum server need to be in a third data center? 
> > The stranded server in the secondary data center would 
> > release its resources, while the two servers that can still 
> > talk to each other in the primary data center should be fine, right?
> > 
> Never mind, that was sort of a premature question. Obviously the reason
> you suggested a third data center was to allow automatic failover in
> case the primary data center went offline. But if that happens and I
> don't mind having to intervene and manually promote the secondary server
> to primary, then I don't see the need for the third data center. Am I
> missing something?

Speaking of manual intervention,
there is the meatware stonith agent.

: Lars Ellenberg
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