[sclug] Mirror disks across machines like distributed RAID?

Keith Edmunds kae at midnighthax.com
Fri Jan 1 23:53:32 UTC 2010

On Fri, 01 Jan 2010 23:48:24 +0000, sclug at yaph.org.uk said:

> but is there anything 
> that does this for you?

Yes: you want DRDB (Distributed Replicated Block Device), probably coupled
to Heartbeat. That will keep the two systems exactly in sync, and - if
heartbeat is configured correctly - then if one system goes down, the
other will take over.

Depending upon your Linux experience, it can be non-trivial to set up, but
there are some HOWTOs around.


Keith Edmunds

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