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This web page is no longer maintained. Information presented here exists only to avoid breaking historical links.
The Project stays maintained, and lives on: see the Linux-HA Reference Documentation.
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1 February 2010 Hearbeat 3.0.2 released see the Release Notes

18 January 2009 Pacemaker 1.0.7 released see the Release Notes

16 November 2009 LINBIT new Heartbeat Steward see the Announcement

Last site update:
2023-01-28 13:37:56


Linbit's system for mirroring filesystems across the Network, typically a dedicated LAN, but also cabable of WAN replication, written by Philipp Reisner and Lars Ellenberg

This is the general replication technology which is most commonly used by members of the Linux-HA community. By the way, DRBD is a registered trademark of Linbit.

The DRBD User's Guide is excellent documentation and reference, you are strongly encouraged to thoroughly read it. Learn how to set it up manually and how things work. Use DRBD manually to get a feeling for what it does. Then you may start thinking about using it as a cluster resource.

For further information, refer to the site.

If you want to be on the safe side, or just want to support the authors, commercial DRBD support is available.

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