What’s the Difference Between Off-Site Data Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR)?

What’s the Difference Between Off-Site Data Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR)?

Many businesses make the mistake of confusing “Disaster Recovery” (DR) with “off-site data backup.” Confusing the two may lead to paying a high price in the form of data loss and downtime when a disaster hits. Off-site backups are a necessary part of business continuity in the face of disaster for nearly any organization, but […]

Multi-AZ Replication Using Automatic Placement Rules in LINSTOR

Multi-AZ Replication

Multi-AZ Replication Are you looking to leverage multiple availability zones in Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure? LINSTOR can easily manage your block storage and automatically replicate your data between availability zones (AZs). This post explores multi-AZ replication using automatic placement rules in LINSTOR. In this blog, we will take advantage of LINSTOR’s lesser-known […]

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.  First, a few facts. The synchronization rate shown in /proc/drbd has nothing to do with the replication rate. These are different things, don’t mistake the speed: value there for a […]