[Gluster-devel] Evergrowing distributed volume question

nux at li.nux.ro nux at li.nux.ro
Fri Mar 19 15:32:51 UTC 2021


A while ago I attempted and failed to maintain an "evergrowing" storage 
solution based on GlusterFS.
I was relying on a distributed non-replicated volume to host backups and 
so on, in the idea that when it was close to full I would just add 
another brick (server) and keep it going like that.
In reality what happened was that many of the writes were distributed to 
the brick that was (in time) full, ending up with "out of space" errors, 
despite having one or more bricks with plenty of space.

Can anyone advise whether current Glusterfs behaviour has improved in 
this regard, ie does it check if a brick is full and redirect the 
"write" to one that is not?


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