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Re: [DRBD-user] First time DRBD user question

From: Brian R. Hellman <brian_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Mar 11 2010 - 18:25:00 GMT
To: "drbd-user@lists.linbit.com" <drbd-user@lists.linbit.com>

Cameron Smith wrote:
> I am preparing for my first deployment of DRBD and have a few questions.
>
> My initial setup is two servers. One is a functioning server and will
> be the primary and the second is currently not used and will be my
> secondary.
>
> The DRBD instructions say:
>
> "After you have installed DRBD, you must set aside a roughly
> identically sized storage area on both cluster nodes. This will become
> the lower-level device for your DRBD resource."
>
> What is this storage area for?
>
This is where the data you want replicated will go. So if you have
/dev/sdb as the block device you want to replicate, you will need a
block device of the same size on your secondary to replicate to.
> How big does it need to be?
>
However big you want it :)
> Is this just where DRBD keeps it's own data to function or is this
> where the actual replicated source data needs to be and where the
> destination will go?
>
> Thanks!
> Cameron
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