[Gluster-devel] Glusterd: A New Hope
Anand Babu Periasamy
abperiasamy at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 05:01:01 UTC 2013
On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 3:50 PM, Daniel Mons <daemons at kanuka.com.au> wrote:
> As an end user and non-developer, I don't have much to add from the
> dev side of things. However all of the discussion in this thread has
> prompted me to throw in my 2c.
> As a sysadmin running 856TB of GlusterFS in production, I believe the
> 3.X way of dealing with things (glusterd, dynamic) is far
> easier/better than the 2.X way (config files, static). We have a
> comprehensive Puppet setup in place, so configuration management isn't
> the issue for us (we solved that problem ages ago). The problem is
> being able to make dynamic changes to a running system without
> affecting users working on the system. Our business is 24x7 (like so
> many these days), and downtime (scheduled or otherwise) needs to be
> kept to a minimum just to survive the current economic climate.
> I flat out do not agree with the "3.X is bloatware, go back to 2.X
> config files" points above. Indeed, the change to a more dynamic
> 3.X/glusterd model was exactly what prompted me to take GlusterFS
> seriously as a real world solution to our storage problems. Even
> within the first few weeks of a production rollout, the dynamic
> management aspects of 3.X saved us a world of pain, and kept our
> business moving.
> That's all I really have to add. I'm watching this thread with
> interest. It sounds like Gluster dev is in good hands, and the right
> sorts of discussions are being had out in the open. My confidence in
> the project remains very high.
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