[Gluster-devel] GlusterFS 1.3.0-pre2.3: AFR not working

Gerry Reno greno at verizon.net
Wed Apr 4 13:56:13 UTC 2007

Yes, I think it is DRBD 0.8 that has this where you can mount both sides 
simultaneously. We are only using DRBD 0.7 right now and I'm looking to 
see if GlusterFS may be a more capable solution for us. Looking for 
better scalability. I've never had to work with the underlying devices 
in DRBD. Worse case I just forced a full sync. And I'm hoping that is 
the case with GlusterFS.


Brent A Nelson wrote:
> You can work with the underlying filesystem, say, to fix a problem, 
> but you'd want to work with it the way GlusterFS would, at least for 
> consistency. So, if it's a mirror, any change you make on one, you'd 
> want to reproduce on the other.
> With drbd, you could only have one mounted at any given time; 
> otherwise, even mounting the other one would be something of a 
> catastrophe. Note that this isn't true of recent, bidirectional drbds, 
> if you run GFS.
> Thanks,
> Brent
> On Wed, 4 Apr 2007, Gerry Reno wrote:
>> Avati,
>> Yes, of course, it works. So it is similar to DRBD where you must 
>> only interact via the exposed mounts and never directly to the 
>> underlying subsystem.
>> Gerry

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