[Gluster-users] accessing a gluster testbed - newbie

Basavanagowda Kanur gowda at zresearch.com
Mon Nov 3 16:31:03 UTC 2008

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On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 8:59 PM, Robert Petkus <rpetkus at bnl.gov> wrote:

> Folks,
> I would like to set-up a gluster test environment with a number of SunFire
> x4500 systems.
> Is it possible to take a number of existing production NFS servers and
> continue to have them function as stand-alone servers while at the same time
> install gluster on those systems and have a subset of test clients access
> data via glusterfs?
> Or put another way, can clients access the same data via both traditional
> NFS and Glusterfs or are they mutually exclusive?

No, glusterfs and NFS are not mutually exclusive. You can export exactly
same directory via glusterfs and NFS at the same time. But there is no way
to sycronise the operations done through NFS and glusterfs.

> I apologize if this question is rather unlearned.  I'd just like to sort
> this out before I make a significant time investment on this project (which
> includes reading all the docs...)/

We are happy to answer to any question about glusterfs. :)

> Thanks in advance,
> Robert
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