[DRBD-user] DRBD Versions

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Wed Oct 24 01:04:58 CEST 2012

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On 10/23/2012 06:51 PM, Adam Goryachev wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been using DRBD on a couple of systems for a while, and have just
> used the version that came with my distro (debian stable (squeeze))
> since I really don't like to maintain compiling and installing from
> source, and managing (remembering) to upgrade, recompile, etc each time
> there is a new version.
> However, more and more, it would seem that my current 8.3.7 (debian
> package 2:8.3.7-2.1) is probably missing a lot of bug fixes, but on
> checking, debian testing only has 8.3.13, and even debian unstable has
> only 8.3.13.
> So the question is, should I just bite the bullet and install DRBD from
> source?
> I notice from http://www.drbd.org/download/packages/ that DRBD is
> integrated into the vanilla kernel 2.6.33 or newer.
> If I upgrade my debian stable kernel (2.6.32) to a newer version (either
> debian testing or debian-backports) 3.2 based kernel, can I then just
> download, compile, and install the latest 8.4.x version of DRBD?
> Thank you for your suggestions/comments
> Regards,
> Adam

I personally am still sticking to 8.3.x (8.3.13 at the moment) for
productions clusters. I've heard nothing wrong with 8.4.x, and I am sure
many are using it successfully in production, but for my weak heart, I
prefer to give it time to mature a bit longer.

So yes, 8.3.13 is "good enough", in my opinion.

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