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Moving NFS servers to fibre-SAN.

NigelW1 asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I have inherited the following setup.

2 Linux servers running NFS in an active / standby configuration with heartbeat software
to manage the failover.

DrDB mirroring the data from one server to the other.

I would like to move to using a fibre-SAN (already available for other reasons).

So my questions are.

1) What is the recommended storage configuration – ‘shared storage’ between the servers
     -  no DrDB ?

2) How do you manage the file system across the 2 servers ?
    Do you need to worry about mounting / dismounting the file system on the active / standby
    nodes ?

Thanks for any help.

Note: I am a novice when it comes to NFS / SAN technology.
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