[ceph-users] RBD Mirror between two separate clusters named ceph

Alex Gorbachev ag at iss-integration.com
Thu Oct 5 18:01:35 PDT 2017

> On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 7:45 PM, Alex Gorbachev <ag at iss-integration.com> wrote:
>> I am testing rbd mirroring, and have two existing clusters named ceph
>> in their ceph.conf.  Each cluster has a separate fsid.  On one
>> cluster, I renamed ceph.conf into remote-mirror.conf and
>> ceph.client.admin.keyring to remote-mirror.client.admin.keyring, but
>> it looks like this is not sufficient:
>> root at lab2-mon3:/etc/ceph# rbd --cluster remote-mirror mirror pool peer
>> add spin2 client.admin at remote-mirror
>> rbd: error adding mirror peer
>> 2017-10-05 19:40:52.003289 7f290935c100 -1 librbd: Cannot add self as
>> remote peer
>> Short of creating a whole new cluster, are there any options to make
>> such configuration work?

On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 8:13 PM, Jason Dillaman <jdillama at redhat.com> wrote:
> The "cluster" name is really just the name of the configuration file.
> The only issue with your command-line is that you should connect to
> the "local" cluster to add a peer as a remote cluster:
> rbd --cluster ceph mirror pool peer add spin2 client.admin at remote-mirror

Thank you Jason, works perfectly now.  I used this link to get a bit
of context on local vs. remote

Summary: It's OK to have both local and remote clusters named ceph,
just need to copy and rename the .conf and keyring files.

Best regards,

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