[DRBD-user] Quick Question about Upgrading 8.3.2 -> 8.3.8

Felix Frank ff at mpexnet.de
Mon Jul 25 09:35:35 CEST 2011

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On 07/23/2011 05:55 AM, Robinson, Eric wrote:
> Is anyone up late on a Saturday night who can tell me if there are any
> caveats or gotchas I should be aware of when upgrading from drbd 8.3.2
> to 8.3.8?

I think it speaks for the admin crowd that we didn't ;)

> I have two RHEL 5.5 servers running drbd 8.3.2 built from source.
> My plan is to:
>     shut down high availability services on the secondary server
>     shut down drbd on the secondary server
>     build the new drbd and kmod-drbd 
>     start the new drbd
>     start high availability services
>     trigger a failover (secondary now becomes primary)
>     repeat the same process on the old primary

This should work fine.

> Are there any incompatibilities between 8.3.2 and 8.3.8 that might get
> in the way? Does it matter whether I am using internal or external
> metadata? (I think I am using internal, but how do I tell for sure?)

drbdadm dump

No, it doesn't really matter wrt. your update.


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