About this guide

This guide is intended to serve users of the Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD) as a definitive reference guide and handbook.

It is being made available to the DRBD community by LINBIT, the project's sponsor company, free of charge and in the hope that it will be useful. The guide is continuously being updated; we (the authors) try to add information about new DRBD features simultaneously with the corresponding DRBD releases. An on-line HTML version of this guide is always available at http://www.drbd.org/users-guide-8.3/.


You are currently reading the 8.3 version of the User's Guide. This version is no longer being maintained and is only preserved for reference purposes, for users of legacy DRBD releases. Please refer to http://www.drbd.org/users-guide/ for the current, permanently updated version.

This guide may contain individual sections of this guide marked as Draft. Such sections have been recently added and should not be considered authoritative. Feedback and comments on these sections are particularly welcome and highly encouraged.

Please use the drbd-user mailing list to submit comments.

This guide is organized in five parts and one appendix:

Users interested in DRBD training or support services are asked to contact .