[Gluster-users] Cluster over a flaky network

Mike Cardwell gluster at lists.grepular.com
Fri Oct 10 08:24:31 UTC 2008


I'm pretty new to Gluster and I have a couple of questions.

I would like to create a 2 host cluster over a fairly slow, sometimes 
unreliable network (http://www.torproject.org/). I'm not sure if what I 
want can be achieved using gluster. I'd like it to work as follows:

Two servers, separated by the unreliable network mentioned above. A 
mount on each server which replicates all changes to the other server 
(two way) like a mirror. If the network is unresponsive at the time of a 
change, it waits until the network becomes responsive again and then 
sends the change.

If I write to the local mount, I want it to be quick. I don't want to 
wait for the change to have been replicated over to the other server 
before the write completes.

What sort of replication would I use to achieve this?


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