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Re: [Linux-cluster] Simple data replication in a cluster


On Thursday 03 of April 2014 15:58:30 Vallevand, Mark K wrote:
> I'm looking for a simple way to replicate data within a cluster.
> It looks like my resources will be self-configuring and may need to push
> changes they see to all nodes in the cluster.  The idea being that when a
> node crashes, the resource will have its configuration present on the node
> on which it is restarted.  We're talking about a few kb of data, probably
> in one file, probably text.  A typical cluster would have multiple
> resources (more than two), one resource per node and one extra node.

I was facing a similar issue, but instead of going for full cluster stack (i 
didnt need it for the failover), I went for csync2

if you absolutely need to have the changes propagated instantly, you need to 
hook csync2 to inotify (google should give you options), or if you dont expect 
any changes right before crashes, running with cron every few minutes might 
suit your needs

Pavel Herrmann

> Ideas?
> Could I use the CIB directly to replicate data?  Use cibadmin to update
> something and sync? How big can a resource parameter be?  Could a resource
> modify its parameters so that they are replicated throughout the cluster?
> Is there a simple file replication Resource Agent?
> Drdb seems like overkill.
> Regards.
> Mark K Vallevand  
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