This post explains you about the DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device) to understand What is DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block. Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD) mirrors block devices between multiple hosts. The replication is transparent to other applications on the host. This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to install Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD) on CentOS Linux.

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Get your subscription here. Once you’ve successfully mounted the DRBD partition to your new folder, you’ll notice that the file that you’ve created in server OEL before automatically existed!

Setting Up Network RAID1 With DRBD On Debian Squeeze

Session expired Please log in again. An example is posted below: It can provide assistance to deal with Disaster Recovery and Failovers. Yes, my password is: After executing the above command, the data will start syncing with howtoo secondary host.

To watch the progress, on drbd02 enter the following:. You have successfully implememted DRBD at your system. It is recommended to wait until the initial synchronization is complete. Store sample data Let’s create a filesystem on that block device and put some data on it.


DrBd – Debian Wiki

Now on the secondary server promote it to the primary role:. Prepare the Debian system The module portion of DRBD is shipped with Debian kernels, but the user space tools and configuration files ship with the drbd8-utils package.

Once the dependency package installation has finished on both servers, we will start to install the DRBD packages. After restarting the source node with stable shipped kernel, the sync process started immediatly.

Once this is done, the disks will begin to sync up.

First we need to install DRBD packages which is used to create a virtual disk drbd0. Apart from computer stuffs, I like to travel and feel like traveling is one of the ways to seek myself. It’s necessary that the server you’d like to install DRBD on has a free block-device. There is always a chance of data corruption or complete data loss due to some unforeseen situation, so make sure you have backups, and you have tested restoring from those backups!

It simply depends on the size of the block storage, and the speed of the internal network connecting the 2 servers. You can check the status by running. No, create an account now. The process is similary mirrored.


You need to reboot the system and try:. This is done by: The packages drgd rpm from compilation will exists inside there and i nstall related rpm packages. For obvious reasons, do NOT do this on drives containing any data you need for anything!

How to setup DRBD

Next, on both hosts, start the drbd daemon:. DRBD can be understood as a high availability for hardware and can be viewed as a replacement of network shared storages. On both servers, setup: I also switched off the secondary node and put much more data on the primary one. Primary node — drbd Once done on the howfo server, do the same steps on server OEL Also, see the drbdadm man page.