[linux-lvm] LVM - Multipath / Failover

Rainer Krienke krienke at uni-koblenz.de
Thu Sep 25 08:03:05 UTC 2003

On Donnerstag, 25. September 2003 13:59, Eduardo Dias wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am looking for any information about LVM with multipathing for failover
> and/or load balance, but I just found information using LVM and RAID. I
> would like  to know if is possible to configure a VG with 2 paths to access
> the same disk device without using RAID? I have a RH 7.3 (2.4.18) and AS
> 2.1 (2.4.x).
> The sorage has been connected on a SAN enviroment.

We are also using Multipathing in a SAN environment with suse 8.2. The 
solution we used was to create a multipath md raid-device. On top of this 
multipath device we build further abstraction layers like a software raid 1 
also using the standard raid tools. Works great for us.

Rainer Krienke, Universitaet Koblenz, Rechenzentrum, Raum A022
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