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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Below are some basic test scenarios you can howt pretty easily. This is not a DRBD limitation, but rather a limitation of the common file systems ext3, ext4, xfs, etcsince they cannot account for 2 or more servers accessing a single disk. It is used to replicate the storage devices from one node to the other node over a network.

To do that, we will create a respond file as below and copy over to OEL so that both servers have same configuration.

These are broken down into the hosto tests: The following example has nothing more than “Hello World” character.

What is DRBD, How DRBD works – DRBD Tutorial for Beginners

I also switched off the secondary node and put much more data on the primary one. Recovering from split-brain In the event of split-brain, you may be able to correct it by performing the following, but do not do this blindly! For obvious reasons, do NOT do this on drives containing any data you need for anything!


You can check the status by running. After this, we will set node1 as secondary and node2 as primary.

Detecting if MySQLdump was running. From a terminal enter:. Powered by Social Snap. Next, on both hosts, start the drbd daemon:.

How to Install DRBD on CentOS Linux – Linux Handbook

It’s necessary that the server you’d like to install DRBD on has a free block-device. Since drbd0 can only be mounted on Primary node,the contents are only accessed from primary node at a time.

After logical device made usable, attach the drbd0 device to vrbd disk on both nodes. Prepare the Debian system The module portion of Howo is shipped with Debian kernels, but the user space tools and configuration files ship with the drbd8-utils package. On this page 1.

You can think of this loosely as network Raid 1. Power back on the secondary frbd drbd02, and watch the system sync back up.

For this tutorial, I am using CentOS 6. Please login to server OEL and do the same steps from above: To make the modules be loaded during each boot, systemd-modules-load service is used. You can check the status by: 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!


How to install and setup DRBD on CentOS

I am a Linux lover and an open-source activist. Below are the steps: To report errors in this serverguide documentation, file a bug report. Now using the drbdadm utility drbr the meta data storage. No, create an account now. To see what happens when the secondary howtk goes offline: Then before continuing, make sure you are on the primary node first: After logging in you can close it and return to this page. It simply depends on the size of the block storage, and the speed of the internal network connecting the 2 servers.