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 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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Configure STONITH for esxi host CentOS guests

I am just doing some initial researching into STONITH and am finding that it can require Hardware to reset the failed nodes. Something called an IPMI can be used. I was wondering how something like ...
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How to setup STONITH in a 2-node active/passive linux HA pacemaker cluster?

I am trying to setup an active/passive (2 nodes) Linux-HA cluster with corosync and pacemaker to hold a PostgreSQL-Database up and running. It works via DRBD and a service-ip. If node1 fails, node2 ...
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Passing SAN Storage to Virtual Machine in active/passive HA Cluster

I need to attach a fibre channel SAN disk to one virtual machine that resides on an active/passive cluster (pacemaker, corosync). As it is the backup storage, corruption has to be strongly avoided. ...
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DRBD - Why read-only on secondary resource would cause cache coherency issue

According to the DRBD9 documentation (https://www.drbd.org/en/doc/users-guide-90/s-resource-roles), reading the device would cause cache coherency issue but i'm not sure about why. (I know i can't ...
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DRBD - no resources defined

I have some problems getting a drbd cluster running. When I want to start creating my storage, i get the following error: root@raspberrypi-ha1~# drbdadm create-md drbd1 no resources defined But ...
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Pacemaker and DRBD on Hyper-V

I need to setup two-node Web cluster for Apache web site. I have Hyper-V infrastructure and only two nodes. The points are load-balancing and high availability. I installed and configured two VMs ...
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Postgres server not starting on drbd + pacemaker

I am trying to bring up the postgres server over ubuntu 14.04 with drbd and fiesystem. Service state as below: Last updated: Mon Mar 14 01:16:45 2016 Last change: Mon Mar 14 01:05:53 2016 via ...
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Running a DRBD cluster having two different versions

Is it safe to have a cluster composed of two servers one running DRBD 8.0 one running DRBD 8.3 or 8.4 Currently there is only one DRBD server with the 8.0 data. Will the new added server on DRBD ...
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Adding network-fault tolerance to drbd or drbd alternatives

I've been working with drbd for about a year now, and at this point I'm tearing my hair out in frustration. Every time there is a network fault (something that is disappointingly common in the ...
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Dual primary DRBD with LUKS encryption

Is it possible to create a LUKS encrypted filesystem that is accessible by both nodes of a dual primary DRBD system? Here is what I tried to do: Create two nodes and establish a partition on each ...
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how to make a Virtual ip on a 2 nodes cluster

i have a specific question, her's my situation : 1- 2 vms with drbd - pacemaker - corosync - NFs - here's my crm configuration : node san1 node san2 primitive drbd_res1 ocf:linbit:drbd \ params ...
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DRBD terrible sync performance on 10GigE

I've set up a pair of identical servers with RAID arrays (8 cores, 16GB RAM, 12x2 TB RAID6), 3 10GigE interfaces, to host some highly available services. The systems are currently running Debian 7.9 ...
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Mirroring VGs between two Linux server

I have two nodes , each has 20 HDDs (identical size) . Both nodes are configured with 2 VGs , each VG was created using 10 disks . 1 VG is called SAN the 2nd is called NAS . Node1- will provide nfs ...
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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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Split brain on DRBD and Pacemaker cluster

I want to put into your consideration the following situation that is currently happening on our active-passive cluster (DRBD, Pacemaker, Corosync, PostgreSQL) OS: Ubuntu server 14.04 x64 DRBD: 8.4 ...
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Set up DRBD to replicate root LVM volume

I have a server using /dev/vg1/root as its / mount. I am trying to set up DRBD so that ServerA's vg1-root is mirrored to another LVM volume on ServerB, vg1-ServerA-root. I am able to create the ...
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Using heartbeat with systemd

I'm using a simple setup with heartbeat handling a shared filesystem implemented with drbd and served via apache. I'm using /etc/ha.d/haresources to define the ha resource, this way: server1 ...
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DRBD Not syncing between my nodes

Some version info: Operating system is Ubuntu 11.10, on EC2, kernel is 3.0.0-16-virtual and the application info is: Version: 8.3.11 (api:88) GIT-hash: 0de839cee13a4160eed6037c4bddd066645e23c5 build ...
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Debian 7: HA NAS with pacemaker, drbd and iSCSI

I currently am trying to make a highly available NAS under debian 7. I am using following packages: drbd8-utils iscsitarget iscsitarget-dkms pacemaker corosync ...
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DRBD server not starting - error in creating netlink socket

I have a newly configured DRBD-Cluster 8.4.5 on 2 VM running ubuntu 14.04, following this example: http://geekpeek.net/configure-drbd-ubuntu/ Unfortunatelly I can not start the service. It seems to ...
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Magento hosting on a budget

I have to do a setup for Magento. My constraint is primarily ease of setup and fault tolerance/fail over. Furthermore costs are an issue. I have three identical physical servers to get the job done. ...
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DRBD stacked resources: recovering from failure

We're running a stacked four-node DRBD setup like this: A --> B | | v v C D This means three DRBD resources running across these four servers. Servers A and B are Xen hosts ...
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DRBD always causing splt brain after restart

I'm absolutely new to the whole cluster topic (pacemaker with DRBD, etc) and in general new to linux (using it on a daily basis for about two months now). Actually I'm playing around with a simple ...
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DRBD high iowait every 65 seconds

I have a peculiar problem: simple INSERT queries to MySQL slow down and appear in my slow q logs every 65 seconds exactly. My stack looks like: mysql56u (IUS) on CentOS over ext4 over drbd over ...
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HA Cluster with OpenVZ and DRBD

I would like to create an HA Cluster using OpenVZ and DRBD. I found this tutorial http://www.olindata.com/blog/2013/12/building-ha-cluster-openvz-drbd-heartbeat-and-pacemaker and I got as far as Step ...
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DRBD what is the meaning of warning “nothing to do in stacked mode”

We just installed DRBD on one node (the second one is not installed). After doing drbdadm primary theres service drbd start everything is ok (resource available) but the following warning message ...
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Run Server from Clustered File Server DRBD & GFS2

We are trying to eliminate a single point of failure for our files without a SAN. We currently have a single server for file serving (locally), web server, and database (in VM). Looking at using DRBD ...
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DRBD with manual failover

Looking at using DRBD or a clustered files system to help with up-time when downtime strikes in a small business environment. We currently use a server box for a file server using Linux and samba, ...
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Replicated shared filesystem

I'm looking into setting up a shared filesystem/file server on AWS (EC2) infrastructure that offers replication and fairly painless failover. This filesystem would host potentially millions of files ...
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DRBD device temporarily disappearing across different kernel versions?

After upgrading from an old kernel to a new kernel version and booting into the new kernel the DRBD logical device was gone. Think nothing under /proc/drbd. This is a major problem as I have DRBD ...
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What problems arise if user-space drbd is older than the kernel module?

Since more than five years I am using XEN in a productive environment. My constellation: SLES11 (included: OpenSource XEN 4.x), DRBD 8.3 in primary/secondary mode. Now I would have loved to go away ...
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DRBD on a disk with existing file system that takes all the place

I'm currently trying to simulate the environment via XEN. I have installed two debian systems with such FS layout: cltest1:/etc# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Pacemaker error on failback with drbd

I have two nodes in my cluster with drbd+pacemaker+corosync When the first node fails, the second assumes the service and it's ok, but when we have to failback (node1 back online) it shows some errors ...
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drbd service not startable / WFConnection

I recently migrated my drbd setup from Ubutnu to centos 7 and i get a wierd error: i can load and unload the module normally, and the whole thing seems to work #>modprobe drbd #>lsmod | grep ...
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What is the proper way to shutdown an iSCSI target with connected clients?

iSCSI with two DRBD primary nodes is a bad idea to use if the two paths get concurrent write requests. But I am thinking about using this idea as backend storage for an ESXi 5.5U2 host. I already did ...
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DRBD Proxy / WAN experiences

I'd like to consider the use of DRBD for data replication between a primary and secondary location. The initial plan is to establish a VPN tunnel between the two; the primary end using a slice of a ...
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DRBD + corosync + pacemaker - Servers won't connect after failover

I got 2 servers configured with drbd, corosync with pacemaker. It is all working fine, primary server gets secondary if it fails, and secondary gets primary. But if the 1st server comes up again ...
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DRBD as DR: syncing datastores of 2 ESXI hosts, vmdk consistency?

does anyone have experience with using DRBD (protocol C) to sync parts of the datastores of 2 esxi hosts for disaster recovery of selected guests? I have 2-3 guests that should be able to recover ...
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MySQL - data inside vm on shared storage? [closed]

I'm planning on moving all my VMs to shared storage, and I have a question about how to deal with a MySQL VM: Currently the size of the VM image is 100GB, where most of the space is taken up by the ...
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Clone a VirtualBox VDI to make a second DRBD node

A primary node has been built up in a VirtualBox (guest RHEL 6 + DRBD). In order to get a second node with the same configuration, a VirtualBox cloning operation seems ideal easiness declare the ...
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the pacemaker can't start the drbd resource

here is crm the configure show [root@node1 /]# crm configure show node node1 node node1.mycluster.org node node2 node node2.mycluster.org primitive Apache apache \ params ...
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drbd does not sync the mount point

i'm trying to learn drbd with centoOS 6.3 on virtual box, i have two vm configed, the node1 and node2, i copy the a file to the mount point /data which is /dev/drbd0 of node1, but not reflect to the ...
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drbd can not start the Can not load the drbd module

i'm trying to learn drbd with centoOS 6.3 on virtual box, i have two vm configed, the node 1 is original, the node 2 is cloned from node 1, but i can't start 'service drbd start' there is a error ...
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High Availability/Failover hardware hookup

I'm learning about clustering and high availability techniques, and stumbled upon an article about configuring a network with a pair of servers, using DRBD for replication and heartbeat for monitoring ...
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DRBD/Corosync mysql clutser

I have configured HA cluster on two nodes host1 and host2. host1 is master and host2 is slave. If I shutdown host1 then host2 never comes up as master until I restart openais service. Some time I ...
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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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What's the best way to sync folders across 03 or more webservers? [closed]

I have 03 servers and I want to sync some folders across them. I'm using DRBD + OCFS2 for a year or so, but it doesn't support more than 02 servers right now. I read about GlusterFS and CEPH, but ...
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Pacemaker DRBD resource not getting promoted to master on any node

First off, I'm no linux specialist, I've been following tutorials and been working with the help of google, this worked out fine until now, but currently I'm stuck with a problem. I'm using CentOS 6.5 ...
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Adding a 3rd node to an existing DRBD cluster

We currently have a 2 node DRBD cluster running which we would like to add a third node to. I have so far been unable to find any resources on whether it is possible to add a third node to an existing ...