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Senior Consultant IT Infrastructure at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Aug 14 2016

What is most valuable?

The replication technology is very fast and efficient. If you can live with an active-passive setup, DRBD will be an awesome storage replication solution. For a while now also a multi-master setup is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

DRBD helped keep data synchronized between multiple nodes and multiple nodes in different datacenters. This alone is great; however, if you need to failover between two nodes, DRBD is very fast and… more»

What needs improvement?

Working with DRBD can be complex and it takes time to understand how it works. Especially split-brain scenarios need to be handled carefully. When it comes to multi-master setups, which are possible… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Support for DRBD is very expensive, but you get the real experts.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

There is no real alternative - if you need a very good active-passive storage solution and don't want to buy a storage appliance, DRBD is the way to go.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure to use the latest version possible and that DRBD really fits your requirements. Also make sure to gain enough knowledge so you can react in a proper way if something goes wrong (e.g… more»

What is DRBD?

Transparent to your applications and databases, data is seamlessly replicated, eliminating single points of failure within your IT infrastructure. DRBD prevents data loss during hardware failures, automatically recovering systems in seconds by combining DRBD with Pacemaker. LINBIT includes Full installation and support for both components in our Enterprise Support offerings.

DRBD customers

Cisco, Portland State University, Porsche Informatik, Siemens, Ericsson,T-Mobile, Addidas