[DRBD-user] ZFS

Jan Schermer jan at schermer.cz
Sun Oct 16 19:13:01 CEST 2016

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

> On 16 Oct 2016, at 19:10, Roland Kammerer <roland.kammerer at linbit.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 02:20:23PM +0200, Gandalf Corvotempesta wrote:
>> Anyone using ZFS with DRBD, in production?
> I'm aware of a customer that has multiple hundred DRBD resources on ZFS.

That would be us :)

>> As I knwo, ZFS likes to have direct access to disks, to manage them on it's own.
>> How do you handle this with DRBD?
> ZFS has a FS part and an LV part, it is possible to "break out" block
> devices of a zpool. These can then be used as DRBD devices. DRBDManage
> knows how to handle that, no difference compared to LVM from a DRBDMange
> user's point of view.

There seems to be some confusion.
Do you want to assemble ZFS on top of DRBD devices or do you want to use ZFS instead of LVM?


> Regards, rck
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