[torqueusers] ha-torque using DRBD

Daniel Bourque dbourque at weatherdata.com
Tue Oct 14 13:07:52 MDT 2008

thanks Prakash


That's how my nodes are setup.

[root at ictc01n05 torque]# cat server_name

Right now, I just have a cronjob that runs every 5 minutes to rsync 
/var/spool/torque/server_priv , and failover is done cold. Obviously 
this has a high risk of have inconsistent torque data when a failover 
occurs... Which is why I want to throw in DRBD in the mix.

Daniel Bourque
Sr. Systems Engineer
WeatherData Service Inc
An Accuweather Company

Stewart.Samuels at sanofi-aventis.com wrote:
> Daniel, Prakash,
> This may indeed work now with the HA version of TORQUE.  I haven't had 
> the time or opportunity to work on it lately but have the same idea as 
> you Daniel.  The problem with TORQUE in tha past is as described by 
> Prakash.  But now that TORQUE, using the --HA option of 2.3.0+ 
> versions, allows you to have multiple entries in the "server_name" 
> file, TORQUE may no longer suffer from the same issues.
>         Stewart
> *From:* torqueusers-bounces at supercluster.org 
> [mailto:torqueusers-bounces at supercluster.org] *On Behalf Of *Prakash 
> Velayutham
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:45 PM
> *To:* Daniel Bourque
> *Cc:* torqueusers at supercluster.org
> *Subject:* Re: [torqueusers] ha-torque using DRBD
> Hi,
> I tried this some months ago for Torque, but failed. Looks like, as 
> mentioned by Stewart Samuels in an earlier thread,  TORQUE uses the 
> gethostbyname routine to identify the host and therefore, when 
> failingover, you eventually must have the failover node be identified 
> as the original system. Which is not the ideal thing to do in a 
> heartbeat environment.
> Prakash
> On Oct 14, 2008, at 1:35 PM, Daniel Bourque wrote:
>> Hi,
>>   I don't have shared storage available on my 2 headnodes. I would 
>> like to put /var/spool/torque/server_priv on a drbd volume, and use 
>> heartbeat to stop/start torque during failover.
>>   Moab runs on both headnodes in a HA config, since it does not 
>> require shared storage.
>>   Is anyone using DRBD & heartbeat in such a way ? How well does it 
>> work ?
>> Thanks
>> -- 
>> Daniel Bourque
>> Sr. Systems Engineer
>> WeatherData Service Inc
>> An Accuweather Company
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