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Re: [DRBD-user] Initialize empty volume

From: Christian Iversen <chrivers_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Mar 13 2010 - 09:20:07 GMT
To: drbd-user@lists.linbit.com

On 2010-03-12 23:49, Lars Ellenberg wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 01:07:42PM -0800, dbarker wrote:
>>
>> I tried and failed many times to quickly create empty drbd disks. The best
>> instructions I found appeared to work, but at the final connect, the entire
>> volume (with no filesystem installed at all) resyncd. This occurred even
>> using the "Truck Based" instructions.
>
> You are sure that the procedure described in the drbdsetup manpage
> does not work for you?
> "This can be used to skip the initial sync, ..."
>
>> However, if I define a 1G disk, and let that sync (that happens quickly),
>> and then resize the disk to 200G (or whatever) using the process for Growing
>> Offline, it's nearly instant! Then, I define or expand the file system and
>> proceed.
>>
>> I must be doing something wrong with the --clear-bitmap new-current-uuid,
>> but what I've found to work may be helpful to someone else. All the
>> instructions I found were very hazy on which commands occurred on which drbd
>> instance, and in what order. Also, there were missing steps or the
>> instructions didn't match 8.3.0.
>
> do not use 8.3.0
> simply don't.
>
> use 8.3.7.

On a related note, is version 8.0.14-6+lenny1 as packaged in Debian
Lenny reasonable safe, or should we upgrade immediately?

We don't need any newer features, just stability.

P.S: Lars, sorry for posting directly to you! No reply-to header.
I wasn't trying to prove a point ;-)

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