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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GFS2 and DRBD, write locks, prevent read on other node

I'm setting up a dual-primary DRBD server.Using gfs as the underlying FS. Its all working as its should, fences when there is failure etc etc. My question is, is there a way to allow a node to ...
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Not sure how to change primary partition size and add a new partition on a software RAID1 using mdadm, as well as parted or fdisk?

I'm trying to create a /data partition to run drbd. However the drbd guide only shows steps for an fdisk on a normal disk, and not mdadm software raid. So I have sda3/sdb3, which are holding ...
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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 + 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 ...
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DRBD setup problem

I'm so new to DRBD, please help me fixing the problem below. Enclosed my drbd.conf. Many thanks [root@skonkwerks1 ~]# drbdadm create-md all open(/dev/hdb3) failed: No such file or directory Command ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Why do I see a large performance hit with DRBD?

I see a much larger performance hit with DRBD than their user manual says I should get. I'm using DRBD 8.3.7 (Fedora 13 RPMs). I've setup a DRBD test and measured throughput of disk and network ...
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How should I backup this large volume?

I have a 10TB XFS filesystem on a SLES 10.2 server. I am currently running rsync on it once per day, to sync it with a disk-based online backup on another server. The primary volume is quite busy as ...
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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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Need an interface for an Elastic IP (DRBD & EC2)

We are trying to mirror a volumes over a geographical zone using DRBD (and Ubuntu 11.10). We are using elastic IP's - however there is no local interface for Elastic IP's - only an interface for a ...