Benchmarking DRBD

We often see people on #drbd or on drbd-user trying to measure the performance of their setup. Here are a few best practices to do this. 

“umount is too slow”

A question we see over and over again is Why is umount so slow? Why does it take so long? Part of the answer was already given in an earlier blog post; here’s some more explanation.

Trust, but verify

DRBD tries to ensure data integrity across different computers, and it’s quite good at it. But, as per the old saying Trust, But Verify[1. attributed either to Lenin or Kennedy] it might be a good idea to periodically test whether the nodes really have identical data, similar to the checks that are[1. or at least […]

“al-extents” explained

There is quite a bit of confusion about the DRBD configuration value al-extents (activity log extents), so here’s another shot at explaining it.