[DRBD-user] Failed starting drbd after updating Fedora 30

Eddie Chapman eddie at ehuk.net
Mon Aug 12 16:41:30 CEST 2019

Hello Jamie,

On 12/08/2019 11:00, Jamie wrote:
> //Aug 12 11:28:34 ///serverjm/ drbdadm[8142]: Command 'drbdsetup-84 
> new-resource VMNAME' terminated with exit code 20//

I'm not familiar in the slightest with how Fedora packages drbd in your 
installation. However the above line strongly suggests to me that the 
init script that is being run by systemd is a drbd8 script, whereas the 
packages you have installed now appear to be drbd9 (9.5.0-2.fc30).

So evidently upgrading Fedora for you has involved also upgrading from 
drbd8 to drbd9.

(By the way, do those Fedora package version numbers correspond to drbd 
upstream release numbers? If so drbd kernel version 9.5 is quite old and 
lots has been fixed since then. Again I know nothing about how the 
distros package drbd these days as I install from source, but you should 
be running the latest 9.0.19-1 kernel version if you care about your 
data at all, and especially since Fedora ships a very recent kernel 

There are some changes needed to your drbd configuration files when 
upgrading from 8 to 9. So my suggestion would be (if you really are now 
running drbd9 as you appear to be doing) that you go though those 
configuration files and make the those changes (check the drbd9 docs for 
what is needed), and then perhaps remove the existing v8 style init 
script from systemd and re-add the new v9 one that comes with your 
9.5.0-2.fc30 packages.


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