DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device) is a data replication software for Linux. It presents as a block-device to the user. DRBD is similiar to a RAID 1 except that it runs over a network between two servers. For data replication at least GBit Ethernet should be used.
- DRBD (drbd.org)
- The DRBD User’s Guide(drbd.org)
- DRBD (de.wikipedia.org)
- High availability with the Distributed Replicated Block Device (developerWorks)
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