[DRBD-user] Failed to create meta-data for DRBD volume

Roland Kammerer roland.kammerer at linbit.com
Thu Apr 18 10:00:54 CEST 2019

On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 02:20:08PM +0000, Daniel Ulman wrote:
> Hi everybody:
> I have installed a cluster of 3 nodes with proxmox and all the Linstor components in each node.
> I follow the steps of the guide " How to setup LINSTOR on Proxmox VE"
> apt install pve-headers
> apt install drbd-dkms drbd-utils
> rmmod drbd; modprobe drbd
> grep -q drbd /etc/modules || echo "drbd" >> /etc/modules
> apt install linstor-controller linstor-satellite linstor-client
> systemctl start linstor-satellite
> systemctl enable linstor-satellite
> systemctl start linstor-controller
> linstor node create alpha --node-type Combined
> linstor node create bravo --node-type Combined
> linstor node create charlie --node-type Combined
> linstor node create delta --node-type Combined
> linstor storage-pool-definition create drbdpool
> for n in alpha bravo charlie delta; do \
> linstor storage-pool create $n drbdpool lvmthin pve/drbdpool; \
> done
> linstor resource-definition create first
> linstor volume-definition create first 10M --storage-pool drbdpool
> But when I try to do:
> linstor resource create alpha first
> I get the following error:
> Failed to create meta-data for DRBD volume first/0 		<<===

Did you actually create  the LVM thin pool you want to use? LINSTOR does
not do that for you.
What is the "lvs" status at the time this fails? Was the backing device
even created, so meta-data can be written?

Regards, rck

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