[Linux-HA] HowTo / Manual / Documentation
alanr at unix.sh
Tue Jun 20 08:07:41 MDT 2006
m.lang at softway.de wrote:
> Hello together!
> Does anyone know where I can find a HowTo / Documentation or Manual
> showing and explaining all steps to set up and run a HA-cluster using
> heartbeat, drbd and drbdlinks?
> I took a look on the linux-ha website, but the documentation is split
> into many pieces and is (in my opinion) a bit poor.
It is poorly organized, and coverage certainly isn't uniform. There are
hundreds and hundreds of configurations that people use, and although we
use DRBD a lot, it isn't really part of our project.
We have someone who has volunteered to help reorganize things and fill
in gaps, but he's been busy of late. More help would always be
> Thank you very much!
There is a guide to installing and configuring DRBD 0.7
I wrote a pre-drbdlinks article on this a couple of years ago. It is
very thorough, and worth skimming even now. Unfortunately, it was for
DRBD version 0.6 and heartbeat version 1.2.x.
Sean (the author of drbdlinks) wrote a newer one - based on DRBD version
0.7.x, and drbdlinks. But it still was based on heartbeat 1.x.
And, there is a copy of a real-life working active-active configuration
using heartbeat 2.0.5, and DRBD and DRBDlinks - which sets up an
failover arrangement using NFS, Samba, DNS, DHCP, and postfix with two
DRBD partitions. You can find it here:
This is the configuration I run on my home production HA system.
Alan Robertson <alanr at unix.sh>
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