DRBD is a Distributed Replicated Block Device. Developed by LinBit it is now part of the standard-linux-kernel. Regard it as RAID 1 across an IP-network using any type of block device. Normally only the "primary" side can write.

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DRBD Madness on Virtual Environment (XEN)

Right now I am using DRBD to replicate two directories (/var/www and /var/spool/mail) on two different XEN VPS's and they're 7000 Miles away from each other! on the top of that I am using a ...
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DRBD Dual-Primary Obstacles

I have DRBD installed and configured on two different servers, everything is working as expected but I am having a horrible I/O disk read/write speed and network latency like crazy, my shared ...
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Pacemaker with drbd split-brain on two nodes

Gentlemen, I have a question concerning active/passive split-brain when using pacemaker with drbd. I realize that split-brain is a long topic, but i am trying to solve one exact situation: if both ...
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GFS2 without LVM on CentOS 5.7

I am using DRBD and I just synced 40GB between 2 nodes for the last 3 days and I am using GFS2 without LVM, I formatted the partition just fine but now I can't mount it /sbin/mount.gfs2: invalid ...
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High Availability/failsafe two different locations

I am wondering if someone could help with the setup that does not seem so difficult. I am just beginning with the multi-server setup. I apologize if my questions are dumb. I have two debian servers ...
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DRBD vs. GlusterFS for replication

I need to build a solution to host internal git repositories. It needs to supports hundreds of thousands (or more) repositories. I plan on using multiple "dumb" servers with a shared storage, so ...
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DRBD network requirements

We currently have a DRBD based replication on an pair of Asterisk servers, where we use DRBD for file and MySQL data replication on an active/passive usage scenario, using protocol B ...
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CentOs 6.5 GFS2 DRBD SAMBA CTDB : g_lock_force_unlock: Could not store record: NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL

My SAMBA cluster is unreliable, I noticed that from Windows desktop (on some occasion works fine but it is not reliable), on Ubuntu I'm getting this error (same is keep repeating in the log): ...
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DRBD protocol c and split brain

According to DRBD documentation of replication mode. Protocol C. Synchronous replication protocol. Local write operations on the primary node are considered completed only after both the local and ...
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Is it safe to upgrade a current mysql CentOS 6.0 server to CentOS 6.5?

This server has specific configuration of php, it is also acting as a node in a DRBD cluster which holds a critical MYSQL database. I wanted to know if this procedure is safe and if there are any ...
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DRBD for Windows / Hyper V

DRBD is a protocol for mirroring the storage on one server with the storage on another. Essentially it gives you a highly available (HA) cluster of storage across two or more physical machines, ...
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Installing DRBD on XEN CentOS 5.8 (Stable)

I am trying for days to achieve HA with fault tolerance between my existing two XEN VPS's one located in Tokyo and the other located in US (both have the same setup and the same configurations, I am ...
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Are there any known issues with different versions of DRBD running on different nodes in the same cluster?

We have two database servers, as part of some trial we tried using Dell Fusion IO disks as the database / logs disks. We've experienced some problems and Dell were not able to resolve them so we're ...
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Repair tables after pacemaker + drbd migration/failover

I have a master/slave pacemaker/drbd cluster that handles mysql, apache, and some other stuff. I'd like to have mysql automatically repair tables (mysqlcheck -A --auto-repair or similar) after ...
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DRBD Dual Primary Revisited

It is an old datum that it is not possible to use a non-cluster-aware filesystem like ext4 on Linux with DRBD in dual-primary mode. For example, as stated by Linbit in their manual "Dual Primary - ...
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Proxmox drbd configuration split brain

I am planning a proxmox HA configuration with two Dell R710 machines (dual 6 core processors in each) with enterprise level drive raid arrays. I would be using DRBD with a quorum disk on a third ...
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How to configure DRBD to work like standalone node, but synchronizing

I want the DRBD performance like a standalone node, but synchronizing, understand as: Asynchronous replication protocol. Local write operations on the primary node are considered completed as soon as ...
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DRBD show StandAlone on Primary node after secondary node attach with it?

I am using Centos5.4 & DRBD8.2.6 heartbeat2.1.3 & one java program with Mysql & Asterisk1.6.2.6. On DRBD disk i put 2 service Asterisk & Mysql. SO if DRBD Disk not up both services ...
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Backup a DRBD resource (compressed and incremental)

I have a DRBD resource, Primary and Secondary (EXT4 - No LVM) What is the more suitable way to do a backup on the DRBD resource with compressed data and incremental backup?
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DRBD for HA Server in Small Office Questions

Backround: We are in need of a HA server in a small office environment and are looking at DRBD to provide it. We only have about 100GB that needs to be on the HA server and server load will be ...
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How long it took the initial sync drbd with a 6TB raid

I created a two node drbd drive and creating the initial synchronization of distributed file system drbd, this taking days. It is a raid5 with 3 disks 3TB each, creating a 6TB raid which mirrored by ...
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Timeout on heartbeat STONITH (IPMI fencing)

I am managing a two node heartbeat DRBD+MySQL+FreeRADIUS cluster. I am currently using external/ipmi fencing as my STONITH solution. However, I am running into a problem where the primary node has a ...
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Why does DRBD infrastructure resyncs whole partition several times a day

I have a Primary/Secondary 2 nodes DRBD setting as shown global { usage-count no; } common { syncer { rate 4M; } } resource r0 { protocol B; startup { wfc-timeout 15; ...
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Using DRBD with 100mbit uplink

we are planing to use drbd to sync two servers (different hardware) to get kind of HA in case the master server dies. The servers are hosted physically in the same datacenter (Hetzner in germany) and ...
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drbd ocfs2 how many filesystems per node

I have 4 drbd devices, can i have an ocfs2 file system for each drbd device? research indicates that it is possible to have a node connected to multiple clusters, i am not sure if it is the same ...
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Infiniband, SRP and failover

I am considering an linux-based infiniband storage setup, but I am tripping over whether or not I can do active/passive or active/active failover with DRBD and SRP targets. I am led to believe that ...
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DRBD mount randomly unmounts itself

We have setup setup an NFS HA "cluster" using drbd/heartbeat. Everything works as expected when tested... If the instance nfs1 goes down, nfs2 picks up and everything seems to be fine. On both ...
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GFS2 over DRBD automount

I have 2 nodes Proxmox cluster. For KVM images I use DRBD device with GFS2 on it. Everything works fine except GFS2 automounting after server restart. I put in fstab: /dev/drbd0 /cluster/drbd0 gfs2 ...
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LVM DRBD Shared between nodes proxmox

Context : I have proxmox cluster with the volume group shared with drbd for the VM - KVM. I have a problem with drbd. Indeed, when a node disconnect, the associate link between the differents nodes ...
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Dual Primary OCFS2 DRBD encountered split-brain. Is recovery always going to be manual in this case?

I've got two webservers which each have a disk attached. This disk is synced between them using drbd (2:8.3.13-1.1ubuntu1) in 'dual-primary' mode, and over the top of this I run ocfs2 (1.6.4-1ubuntu1) ...
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DRBD LVM - backed vs. physical & LVM filter

We're experimenting with DRBD/pacemaker on top of an existing Debian 6 Encrypted RAID1 setup. We have one comparatively general and one comparatively specific question: 1) DRBD - backed vs. ...
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PacemakerDRBD Mount Issue

We are stuck trying to get pacemaker to work with DRBD, and having tried various alternatives can't get our "drbd1" to mount and get some errors. NOTE: we are trying to get pacemaker to work with an ...
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Mirroring iSCSI target to slower drive, asynchronous RAID or block-level replication?

I'm planning on setting up a test iSCSI export on my NAS which will be used by a KVM virtualisation host to store all guest volumes and data. My NAS box is a self-build running CentOS. The device ...
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Linux partitioning suggestion for failover setup?

I've been using Ubuntu for a while but didn't really paid attention on partitioning and just accepted the defaults. But on a new project we plan on setting up two old servers HP DL380 G3 both would ...
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OpenVZ - vzdev kernel module issue

I am setting up a Centos 6.3 minimal server with openvz that replicates to another machine using DRBD. I want all openvz data/files to be kept in a single /vz directory which is an LVM that I am ...
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Centos 6.3 DRBD / OpenVZ kernel/userland issue

When I start my Centos 6.3 server's drbd service I get the following error: Starting DRBD resources: DRBD module version: 8.3.13 userland version: 8.4.2 preferably kernel and userland versions ...
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What is the best storage for active-active linux cluster? [closed]

We have a cluster with multiple ubuntu machines which are connected to a shared SAN storage. Initially we were using OCFS2 as file system but we were hit with so many issues and we couldn't find ...
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Can you use drbd8 for syncing more than two machines?

I'm really new to this. I've been struggling with how to keep multiple webservers synced. It seems like DRBD8 and OCFS2 is the way to go. However, every example I see so far keeps referencing ...
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Extremely slow resync rate of DRBD on dedicated gigabit

I've set up DRBD on 2 nodes, and started using it yesterday. After about an hour, it had resynced 50% of the partition. Another 12 hours passed, and it's up to 79%, and moving VERY slow. Here's what ...
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mount.ocfs2: Transport endpoint is not connected while mounting…?

I have replaced a dead node that was running in dual-primary mode with OCFS2. All the steps work: /proc/drbd version: 8.3.13 (api:88/proto:86-96) GIT-hash: 83ca112086600faacab2f157bc5a9324f7bd7f77 ...
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Configure DRBD and Heartbeat on Cpanel

I am working to setup a high availability cPanel server. I have two servers on same data center. The cPanel server has got 150 websites and 15 ip addresses where 1 is main shared ip and 14 other ...
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Redhat cluster Vs Pacemaker Vs Gluster Vs Sheepdog

Changing the entire question as earlier one was very confusing. I have been exploring different clustering system to run Virtual machines on two different machines on LAN with high availability. ...
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adding drbd to an existing lvm

I'm going to add drbd to an existing LVM, I want to keep LVM data. I follow this post: http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-user/2009-February/011464.html what I already did stopped kvm virtual ...
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DBRD dual primary Heartbeat resource management

I have the following setup: Two servers with DRBD running dual primary with OCFS2 Heartbeat with two virtual ips, one for each server Round robin DNS to load balance NFS across the two vIPs ...
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DRBD status :- UpToDate/Diskless

I was configuring two DRBD shares for our servers. I have successfully completed two DRBD share creation, but while checking the status one of the shares status is showing as "UpToDate/Diskless". ...
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drbd master/master without cluster FS

I have planed to use master-slave setup and make nightly backups (just coping data) from slave node to 3rd node. As I understand in master-slave mode it is impossible to read data from slave node? So ...
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DRBD configuration

I was going through the configuration of DRBD on two nodes. The DRBD has already configured, but I would like to enable the dual primary mode feature. On drbd site I have seen that it requires the ...
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DRBD with MySQL

Question about using DRBD to provide HA for MySQL. I need to be sure that my backup MySQL instance is always going to be in a functional state when the failover occurs. What happens, for example, ...
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DRBD keeps crashing over saturated link

Under high I/O DRBD will crash and take server down; is there anyway to optimize DRBD to prevent from happening again. listed below is my current config, errors and specs. if you need any more ...
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Calculating DRBD Meta Size

I've read through the documentation provided at http://www.drbd.org/users-guide/ch-internals.html#s-meta-data-size to establish the DRBD meta size, but I'm struggling to correlate that to actual disk ...