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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Xen DomU on DRBD device: barrier errors

I'm testing setting up a Xen DomU with a DRBD storage for easy failover. Most of the time, immediatly after booting the DomU, I get an IO error: [ 3.153370] EXT3-fs (xvda2): using internal journal ...
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DRBD experimentation and virtualization

This was one of those thoughts that were tickling the back of my mind. I'm working on a home testbed of a high-availability cluster consisting of just computers, not a SAN or NAS for storage, just ...
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DRDB and NFS: is there any efficient way to make failover transparent for NFS

We are implementing DRDB + heartbeat with two servers to have a file system with failover. These servers exposes a NFS service for other servers Currently DRDB is working just fine, but when testing ...
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Is it possible to create a multipath iSCSI target with two DRBD nodes?

I can put together two linux servers and use the (more or less) new DRBD dual-primary feature to get a shared block device with concurrent read/write access on the two nodes. Can I then export an ...
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DRBD / Heartbeat on Virtual Machines

Does anyone have experience configuring drbd with heartbeat between 2 virtual linux machines (VMWare Infrastructure)? The problem I am running into is that heartbeat likes multiple data paths to see ...
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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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DRBD or similiar RAID over net on slow/limited networks

I am looking for ways to create some kind of file replication without losing too much performance on file operations. A real RAID is not an option due to non-technical constraints. As far as I ...