[Gluster-users] Sharing home directories between two symetric nodes?

Amos Shapira amos.shapira at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 11:14:56 UTC 2008


I just discovered Gluster a couple of weeks ago and went through the
initial documentation and got it compiled.

It looks very promising both for my home network and for work.

For now I'm concentrating at home -

We have to Ubuntu 8.04 desktops, one for me and one for my wife.

We generally try to keep them off when not used but at any time any
one of them could be up or down.

I was wondering whether Gluster would allow me to share our /home
partition so whichever host is currently up - it'll have the most
current /home partition with it. When both are up then both can write
to it and have the latest version locally.

Can Gluster do this?

I got a hunch that it is possible to just configure some /data/home
server volume which will be mirrored a-la "Automatic File Replication
(Mirror) across Two Storage Servers"
then mount /home on both same machines from that mirrored volume.

Does this make sense or did I get it all wrong?

If not, is there another way to achieve something like this?



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