Category Archives: Storage

#DRBD: Synchronization of sites after the failed DR (disaster recovery) site is recovered

By | April 24, 2017

This is a follow-up tutorial on the DRBD replication posts about resynchronization of sites after the failed DR site is recovered. More than a year ago I described in a long tutorial how to use DRBD in a real production environment and the challenges associated to it. See: DRBD based disk replication of a production… Read More »

#DRBD: Resynchronization of sites after the failed PR site is recovered (DRBD split brain recovery)

By | March 6, 2017

This is a follow-up tutorial on the DRBD replication posts about resynchronization of sites after the failed PR site is recovered (DRBD split brain recovery). More than a year ago I described in a long tutorial how to use DRBD in a real production environment and the challenges associated to it. See: DRBD based disk… Read More »

Fedora Linux: Recover a corrupted system with a RAID1 boot partition with a lvm RAID1 root partition

By | February 19, 2016

There are times when even experimented sysadmins do stupid things. One of that moments happened to me when I tried some speed tests on my ssd RAID1. The result was not so satisfactory. Corrupted /boot partition with missing files and orphan inodes. To make things more complicated I have the following constraints that make this… Read More »

#DRBD based disk replication of a production cluster to a remote site cluster on RHEL 6

By | May 26, 2017

1 General Considerations Our example enterprise applications run on a Linux Cluster with a shared cluster storage resource. Having this HA setup ensures that we have a high rate of service availability on the production site. To ensure that the disruption time in service of our enterprise application is minimal as possible the best solution… Read More »

iSCSI SAN resources configuration as shared disks in a cluster environment, replicated also with DRBD

By | April 24, 2017

The following configuration was created to use the iSCSI exported resources from a NetApp storage device as shared disk resources in a Linux cluster environment. The same resources are also replicated to a remote cluster using DRBD disk replication. The production environment contains four exported SAN resources which will be used as shared resources in… Read More »