Call for testing: DRBD 8.3 in Jaunty

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29th, 2009 by Dave Walker

As mentioned by Ante Karamatic DRBD has been updated to the latest version in Jaunty. 8.3 brings in some interesting new features:

  • support for devices bigger than 4 TBytes
  • checksum based resynchronization to speed up resync processes over slow networks
  • support for stacked resource
  • RedHat cluster suite (rgmanager) integration scripts

Now that both the kernel module and the userspace tools have been updated DRBD is ready to be tested in Jaunty. Ante wrote up test instructions in a wiki page. Following his instructions and reporting the results is a great way to contribute to the Ubuntu Server team and help shaping the next release. If you’re already using DRBD in a specific environment and have access to a test setup we’d love to hear if this new version works well in your infrastructure. Let us know of your findings at the next Ubuntu Server Team meeting or on our mailing list: ubuntu-server@lists.ubuntu.com.