[Gluster-users] answer Re: AFR recovery question

Keith Freedman freedman at FreeFormIT.com
Fri Oct 10 10:46:34 UTC 2008

just a quick status for anyone who cares.

once the find seemed to work properly for a few directories I 
remounted both servers with the proper AFR confi and they seem to be 
working just fine.  auto-healing serverB as appropriate and sever1 
getting updated when a file on serverb is updated.


At 03:22 AM 10/10/2008, Keith Freedman wrote:
>no one answered me so I'll just report my findings:
>Server1 and ServerB  full of data..  Gluster 1.4pre5.  FedoraCore9
>Disk on serverb crashes, loose everything.  re-install
>copied over my AFR config from server1  change IP addresses as appropriate.
>using the find /home/XXXX -type f -print0 | xargs -0 head -c1 > /dev/null
>to auto-heal them and it seems to be going just fine.
>once that's finished, I'll re-add serverB to server1's AFR config and
>I presume it'll be fine.
>anyway, it was a minor irritation and overall the auto-healing once
>going has been a lifesaver.
>At 06:21 AM 10/9/2008, Keith Freedman wrote:
> >I have 2 servers that AFR eachother.
> >
> >one of them suffered a drive failure and is being rebuilt.
> >
> >the question is.  What will happen if I just mount the empty drive
> >back as the AFR node.
> >
> >will it just start grabbing the data from the other server (which is
> >exactly what I want), OR
> >will it start deleting the data from the other server (which is 
> terribly bad).
> >
> >Another thought was to, on the current working server with good data,
> >disable the remote afr node from it's config (so it's only using AFR
> >on itself), and then leave the other machines config as is, and turn it on.
> >This way I can be sure that the node with the data wont go nuts and
> >start deleting, but that updates to it will get replicated to the
> >other machine.
> >
> >this particular set is running 1.4pre5 if that changes the answer.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Keith
> >
> >
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