[ClusterLabs] Antw: Problems with pacemaker

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at rz.uni-regensburg.de
Mon Nov 20 02:53:07 EST 2017

>>> Salvatore D'Angelo <SDANGELO at it.ibm.com> schrieb am 16.11.2017 um 10:27 in
<OF00A65CC0.D7F34DBC-ON002581DA.00318715-C12581DA.0033EDD0 at notes.na.collabserv.c 
> Hi All,
> I am working on a PostgreSQL cluster managed using Pacemaker and Corosync.
> The cluster is composed by three nodes: Master, Sync and Async.
> Currently my cluster uses PostgreSQL 9.4.9 and I am going to upgrade my 
> environments to 9.6.3.
> My upgrade procedure uses the following steps:
> 1. install 9.6.3 binaries on all the three nodes
> 2. crm node standby of all the three nodes
> 3. create new data directory on all the three nodes
> 4. only on master node do initdb on data directory
> 5. pg_upgrade from old to the new directory
> 6. update postgresql.conf file
> 7. start postgres with pg_ctl command
> 8. stop postgres with pg_ctl command
> 9. crm node online <master node>
> on the others two nodes:
> 10. pg_base_backup to align slave node with master
> 11. crm node online <slave node>
> Now I have two questions:
> 1. In order to have the master working properly I needed step 7 and 8 in 
> order to let master recognize the status of the cluster before the upgrade 
> and let it recognize the others node and go in hot standby mode. Is this 
> start/sto really required or there is another way to have master start 
> from the status before the upgrade?
> 2. On test environment this procedure works fine. In production, two times 
> happened that when I start nodes in step 9 the slaves start as well. Is 
> this possible? In which case this could happen?

My guess is this: You disable nodes (via standby), but you don't stop the services. So if one nodes gets online, it could run all services (unless contraints forbid that)


> Salvatore D'Angelo
> Advisory Software  Engineer - IBM Cloud
> IBM Rome Software Lab
> Via Sciangai 53, 00144 Roma
> Phone +39-347-432-8059
> IBM Italia S.p.A. Sede Legale: Circonvallazione Idroscalo - 20090 Segrate 
> (MI) Cap. Soc. euro 347.256.998,80 C. F. e Reg. Imprese MI 01442240030 - 
> Partita IVA 10914660153 Societa' con unico azionista Societa' soggetta 
> all'attivita' di direzione e coordinamento di International Business 
> Machines Corporation (Salvo che sia diversamente indicato sopra / Unless 
> stated otherwise above)

More information about the Users mailing list