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Re: [DRBD-user] Lower device is already claimed

From: Cameron Smith <velvetpixel_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Mar 18 2010 - 16:31:32 GMT
To: drbd-user@lists.linbit.com

So confirming, when setting up a new system from OS install that will be
destined for DRBD the partition that will become the lower level device for
DRBD and the partition that will be the external location for the DRBD meta
data do not need a filesystem and should be confirmed as removed from
/etc/fstab to prevent attempting to mount at boot?

Thanks,
Cameron

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 9:16 AM, David Coulson <david@davidcoulson.net>wrote:

> The lower device typically holds the drbd meta data, as well as the actual
> block data for the filesystem you install on the DRBD device. So, it should
> not be mounted like a traditional filesystem.
>
>
> On 3/18/10 12:10 PM, Cameron Smith wrote:
>
>> Ok that explains a lot. Thanks David!
>>
>> It would be nice if the DRBD user guide mentioned that little tidbit :)
>>
>> Cameron
>>
>

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