Ralph Angenendt wrote: > Christopher Chan wrote: >> Ralph Angenendt wrote: >>> No and yes. You can just use ext3 on both nodes as you normally only >>> have the one on the primary node mounted - the other one is not accessed >>> by anything. And yes, with heartbeat you "just" failover to the second >>> node, if the first one is dead. That will start the needed services on >>> the second node. >> Are you positive that you can put ext3 on it and have it mounted on the >> secondary while the primary is happily hammering away without any ill >> effects? Have you done it? > > No, you do *not* mount it on the secondary while the primary is happily > hammering away. heartbeat takes care of mounting and of the secondary > becoming primary in case of a failover. Yes, I am sorry, I did not read your mail through. Heartbeat takes care of the mounting eh? > > There are primary/primary setups possible with drbd and gfs if you need > both nodes to be exported at the same time - but that's not needed nor > recommended in a failover situation. > Why would it not be recommended for a failover situation?