[DRBD-user] Changing the name of a resource

Felix Frank ff at mpexnet.de
Fri May 25 08:58:14 CEST 2012

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On 05/23/2012 11:50 PM, John Anthony wrote:
> All:
> Wanted to change the name of the drbd resource to better reflect its
> functional use.
> In test, Tried changing the file and resource name on the secondary
> side, adjusting and re-connecting. And other slightly different steps,
> to see what can work.
> The results are that when re-connecting after changing the file name -
> the primary side seems to think that the device is out of sync and
> becomes the sync source but the secondary side will have none of it and
> goes it 'WFConnection' state.
> Find below the log extract when the secondary side is connected after
> the resource is renamed. ( From the log it seems that it does become the
> sync target and actually syncs, but does not like something).
> Is there a known sequence of steps that can work in this case ? Need I
> experiment any further ? What else can I try ?

I don't see how this is being problematic in any way. Resource names
only matter to the userland side of things. You need not adjust anything
at all - just update the drbd configs on both nodes. Use
drbd-overview.pl to check that the nodes are happy.

Why your node tears down the connection, I'm not sure. Do the peer's
logs reveal anything else?


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