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Sat Mar 5 19:55:20 UTC 2022

at the same time, but you should be *readonly* on the hosts which do not
*own* the data on the disks. You could then *remount* the volume on the
target failover host.=20
The only draw back is you will need to have monitoring, in the end
anyway, that will allow you to see:

1. What hosts have what volumes mounted
2. and in what mode(ro/rw?)

Also, you would need to use a filesystem that supports:

1. multiple hosts mounting it
2. filesystem 'remount' option

Talk to the guys on the Linux FailSafe list, they might be able to help
point you as well.

On Fri, 2002-05-10 at 02:26, Patrick Caulfield wrote:
> On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 09:54:40AM -0700, Au, Richard wrote:
> > Hi,
> >=20
> > I'm wondering if anyone has used LVM in a high-availibility
> cluster
> > where two servers are connected to shared storage (the physical
> > volumes).  If so, which cluster solution did you use?  Will there
> be
> > problems if the logical volumes are visable to both servers, even
> if
> > only one of them has them mounted?  Thanks!
> Provided you're either using GFS as the file system or being VERY
> careful to
> mount the filesystem on only one node at a time you can do this.
> The key is just to be VERY careful. If you need to do any LVM
> commands you MUST
> umount filesystems on all other nodes
> vgchange -an on all other nodes
> do the LVM metadata changes
> vgscan on all nodes
> vgchange -ay on all nodes.
> The safe thing to do is to have only one node have the LVM commands
> available to
> it (apart from vgscan & vgchange) and be VERY careful.
> I'll say that again: Be VERY careful !
> patrick
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Austin Gonyou
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