[Gluster-devel] Is it possible to setup a RAID 6 using GlusterFS?

Gordan Bobic gordan at bobich.net
Thu Mar 29 15:28:35 UTC 2012

On 03/29/2012 03:39 PM, Pascal wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I would like to know if it is possible to setup a GlusterFS
> installation which is comparable to a RAID 6? I did some research in
> the community and several mailing lists and all I could find were the
> similar request from 2009
> (http://gluster.org/pipermail/gluster-users/2009-May/002208.html,
> http://www.gluster.org/community/documentation/index.ph/Talk:GlusterFS_Roadmap_Suggestions).
> I would just like to have a scenario where two GlusterFS nodes/servers,
> respectively their hard drives, could fail at the same time.

The only way to achieve that kind of reduncancy (n+m) is by using 
something like Cleversafe with a cluster file system on top of it. 
Unfortunately, they have removed the free downloadable version of their 

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