Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
Dear DRBD/DRBD Manage Proxmox users, Since Proxmox decided to no longer package and ship DRBD Manage, LINBIT packages it and provides a publicly accessible repository from now on. In the following I give a short explanation about the components it contains: DRBD9 kernel module: AFAIK Proxmox will continue to package our kernel module in their kernel package, but we also package it to be more flexible on updates and can provide the latest version/fixes as soon as possible. The module installs in the "updates" name space, so there won't be any conflicts with the module that gets shipped by Proxmox. Our package is called something like this: drbd-module-4.4.35-1-pve. If you want the kernel module to come from us, you have to install the according package. If you want the Proxmox version, you don't have to do anything. DRBD utils: As far as I saw from the Proxmox git repository and the internal tests, there are no extra patches that would have to be applied. DRBD Manage: Unfortunately the Proxmox git repository already got deleted, but from comparing the packaged files and our upstream packages, there was only one change, namely making thin-LV the default (our upstream DRBD Manage uses standard LVM as default). The package in the our Proxmox repository contains a version with a configuration that uses thin-LV as the default. Traditionally our package is called python-drbdmanage and the one we provide has all the Debian magic to replace the Proxmox version (Provides/Conflicts/Replaces). DRBD Manage driver: This contains the Perl driver (DRBDPlugin.pm) that was shipped by Proxmox in their pve-storage package (plus some minor modifications). According to Proxmox's git repo, it still exists in the blessed "PVE/Storage" name space, but I guess it will get removed eventually. The package we ship, and we are now an external plugin, is stored to the "PVE/Storage/Custom/" name space. We want to keep user interaction/configuration changes as minimal as possible, but having two plugins (one in /Storage and one in /Storage/Custom), that do the same thing/use the same configuration name space would collide. Therefore our package dpkg-diverts /Storage/DRBDPlugin.pm and replaces it with a dummy stub. For the user this means that she/he does not have to modify the existing configuration at all. If the user removes our package, the original file, if it existed in the first place, gets restored. Please test and provide feedback. The driver's source can be found here: http://www.drbd.org/en/community/download (Connectors section) http://git.drbd.org/drbdmanage-proxmox.git/ As I've never used Proxmox myself, I followed the Proxmox wiki, which looks up to date. We will provide a Proxmox section in the DRBD users guide ASAP. Regards, rck  $ wget -O- https://packages.linbit.com/package-signing-pubkey.asc | apt-key add - $ echo "deb http://packages.linbit.com/proxmox/ proxmox-43 drbd-9.0" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/linbit.list $ apt-get update && apt-get install drbdmanage-proxmox  https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/DRBD9 -- Roland Kammerer +43 1 817 82 92 - 70 roland.kammerer at linbit.com LINBIT | Keeping the Digital World Running DRBD – Corosync – Pacemaker