[Gluster-devel] High Available Transparent File System

Gordan Bobic gordan at bobich.net
Sun Apr 10 15:33:32 UTC 2011

On 10/04/2011 15:27, Meisam Mohammadkhani wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm new to GlusterFS. I'm searching around a solution for our enterprise
> application that is responsible to save(and manipulate) historical data
> of industrial devices. Now, we have two stations that works like hot
> redundant of each other. Our challenge is in case of failure. For now,
> our application is responsible to handling fault by synchronizing the
> files that changed during the fault, by itself. Our application is
> running on two totally independent machines (one as redundant) and so
> each one has its own disk.
> We are searching around a solution like a "high available transparent
> file system" that makes the fault transparent to the application, so in
> case of fault, redundant machine still can access the files even the
> master machine is down (replica issue or such a thing).
> Is there fail-over feature in GlusterFS that satisfy our requirement?
> Actually, my question is that can GlusterFS help us in our case?

It sounds like you need the AFR/replicate functionality. So yes, 
GlusterFS may fit your requirements, depending on what degree of 
split-brain prevention guarantees you require.


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