[DRBD-user] Quantity DRBD traffic.

Arnold Krille arnold at arnoldarts.de
Sat Apr 27 22:35:01 CEST 2013

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On Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:00:07 -0500 Saúl <saul.cori at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am beginner in the DRBD usage and I am planning to test a system
> with two geographically distant sites that sync with DRBD using a VPN
> over the Internet.
> My question is the next:
> Does anyone have any idea of what is the approximate volume of
> traffic generated by DRBD v8.3 sync messages to update 1 GB of
> information between the two sites? In advance, thank you very much.

This one is easy, I take it.

When you want to sync 1GB over network, its one GB of traffic. You get
a bit less when you use compression, but otherwise 1GB stays around 1GB
regardless which app or protocol you use. Doesn't matter if its http,
webdav, rsync, drbd, glusterfs or scp.

The overhead of drbd will be fairly low and not lower the sync-speed.
At least compared to the performance-issue your WAN and VPN connection
will create on normal (write-)access to the filesystem on top of drbd.

Have fun,

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