Setting up CTDB on OCFS2 and VMs ...

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Sat Dec 6 11:05:20 MST 2014

On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 9:40 AM, Rowland Penny <repenny241155 at> wrote:
> On 06/12/14 17:34, steve wrote:
>> On 06/12/14 16:24, Richard Sharpe wrote:
>>> On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 2:58 AM, Rowland Penny <repenny241155 at>
>>> wrote:
>>> Indeed, I cannot imagine anyone using the approach I used for
>>> production as well. Having stuff that needs to be rebuilt is not a
>>> good idea, and it would be useful to get a minimal complete set of
>>> RPMs together and fix ocfs2-tools so that the correct things are there
>>> and the build works out what is needed.
>>> However, I only currently need the OCFS2 setup for testing purposes
>>> while we get our file system supporting FCNTL locks and so I have a
>>> reference to work with.
>>> Not sure if I have the time to fix anything.
>> Hi
>> We have ocfs2 working fine with ctdb on both Ubuntu and openSUSE using
>> only the packages that they supply. We have been in production on the latter
>> since September. On real hardware. There is extensive step by step
>> documentation for both distros:
>> openSUSE
>> Ubuntu (tested only on vms)
>> HTH
> Yes, I know, but I am trying to do it without DRBD.

What they have is not true clustering. It is simple HA. You really do
not need CTDB for that.

Richard Sharpe

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