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Re: Distributed network RAID

Subject: Re: Distributed network RAID
From: Peter Sabaini
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 23:40:22 +0100
On Wednesday 16 January 2008 20:18:45 Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> Sean Carolan wrote:
> >> For example, I would be able to take /home on machine 1 and any changes
> >> I make will automatically migrate over to machine 2's /home, then if
> >> machine 1 dies for some reason I can log into machine 2 and my data
> >> would be intact until I can bring up machine 1 again.
> >>
> >> Anyone else recall seeing this, or even better, configure something like
> >> this before?
> >
> > Try Heartbeat (linux-ha) and drbd.  I have set this up and it works quite
> > well for creating a high-availability NFS share.
>
> Aha!  I think this was the original implementation that I had heard about.
>
> How robust is this setup in your experience?  Quirks?  Problems?

FWIW, works pretty well for me

 - peter.

> And how difficult is it to maintain or recover from a problem with this?
>
> Thanks!



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