FreeBSD equivalent to DRBD

Björn König bkoenig at
Sun Jun 18 07:27:17 UTC 2006

bsd at schrieb:

> It look like ggated + geom will do at least part of the job. Setting up
> the raid part looks fairly straight forward, the question is howto manage
> the swop aspect, ie machine a primary to machine b primary. I guess it is
> shutdown geom + gated and starting them on the the other machine. I don't
> see any way of doing this though. Perhaps I'm missing something.
> The exporting the drive via NFS and swopping under haertbeat looks ok to.
> It is just the gom + ggated aspect I am not sure about.

I think ggated and gmirror won't satisfy you because I'd like to call 
ggated experimental. Furthermore it is not intended for those tasks, 
because it is kept very simple. A better scenario for the current 
implementation of ggated is to mount a remote CD filesystem locally.

If you really need DRBD then stay with DRDB and linux.


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