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Re: [Linux-cluster] Disaster recovery setup

brem belguebli pisze:

I need to setup a 4 nodes cluster for hosting a few database instances.

The main constraint being that this cluster has to be equally distributed on 2 different sites (distance less than 100 km), ie 2 nodes on each site.

The storage being based on 2 FC disk arrays, one on each site, connected thru 2 SAN fabrics for redundancy and failover.

Each database instance runs on one node, a should be able to switch to another in case of machine crash.

I would like to use CLVM with mirror (or mdadm) to give access each node to both disk arrays (local and distant).

In case something happens on one site(disaster) , the nodes on the other site should be able to take over the failing nodes by hosting the databases instances that failed. My questions concern :

- Quorum: In case of a disaster, the remaining nodes won't have the majority (2 over 4) - If I use qdisk, on wich site to put it ? the disaster could occur on any site
Use qdisk and mirror it over network.
- CLVM with mirror (or mdadm layer to built on top of it CLVM) is a "supported " setup ?
Do not use mdadm for mirroring. If You SAN support remote mirroring use it or configure DRBD(it supports only two servers) [1].
This post [2] could help You also.

[1] - http://www.drbd.org/
[2] - http://archives.free.net.ph/message/20090311.200230.23f4f917.pl.html

Best Regards
Maciej Bogucki

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