[Gluster-devel] Is it possible to turn an existing filesystem (with data) into a GlusterFS brick ?
linux at eikelenboom.it
Fri Nov 11 12:33:46 UTC 2016
I was wondering if it would be possible to turn an existing filesystem
(ext4 with files en dirs) into a GlusterFS brick ?
I can't find much info about it except the following remark at  which
to indicate it is not possible yet:
Data import tool
Create a tool which will allow importing already existing data
in the brick
directories into the gluster volume.
This is most likely going to be a special rebalance process.
So that would mean i would always have to:
- first create an GlusterFS brick on an empty filesystem
- after that copy all the data into the mounted GlusterFS brick
- never ever copy something into the filesystem (or manipulate it
used as a GlusterFS brick directly (without going through a GlusterFS
because there is no checking / healing between GlusterFS's view on the
data and the data in the
underlying brick filesystem ?
Is this a correct view ?
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