[CentOS] NAS Storage server question

Coert Waagmeester lgroups at waagmeester.co.za
Thu Jun 18 11:25:29 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-06-12 at 22:59 +0200, Giuseppe Fuggiano wrote:
> 2009/6/11 Coert Waagmeester <lgroups at waagmeester.co.za>:
> > Hello all,
> Hi,
> > At our office a have a server running 3 Xen domains. Mail server, etc.
> >
> > I want to make this setup more redundant.
> >
> > There are a few howtos on the combination of Xen, DRBD, and heartbeat.
> > That is probably the best way.
> I am using a combination of DRBD+GFS.  Since v8.2, DRBD [1] can be
> configured in dual-primary mode [2].  You can mount your local
> partitions in r/w mode using a Distributed Lock Manager and GFS.  It
> works pretty well in my case, both my partitions are correctly
> replicated at device block level.  Please, note that with this
> solution you have to configure a fence device to preserve the file
> system integrity.  The DRBD documentation contains everything you need
> to realize this solution.
> [1] http://www.drbd.org/users-guide/
> [2] http://www.drbd.org/users-guide/s-dual-primary-mode.html
> Cheers


Thanks, I will give this a bash, trying to set up GFS now. (very hairy!)

What is you guys opinion on OCFS and GlusterFS? Or am I better off
sticking with GFS?

Kind regards,

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