[Gluster-users] question about glusterfs use

Monchanin Eric emonchanin at skycore.com
Thu Sep 18 12:19:23 UTC 2008

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Hello to everyone on the list,

I am trying to find a way to "unify" 2 or 3 servers (hopefully more in
the future) to host our website's users' content ( the files are
between a few kB to a few MB ).
The servers are located in 2 different places (different countries)
because they both host applications that run "locally".

My first idea was to simply mount via NFS, sshfs or some other better
way a "user" directory hosted in the second country, but that is only
temporary, and not very good.
Then I discovered there was something called distributed file systems,
and I am now experimentating various ways to achieve my goald : have a
DFS hosting all my users contents, wherever the servers are in the
world, with some redundancy when we'll have enough servers to avoid
data loss.

On another part, I would like one of my servers to host only files
from a certain user (specific directory 'for instance, path looks like
'users/users123'), though I'd like these files to be also stored on my
local server (has a local backup).

I've seen it was apparently possible using something close to that in
the client config :

volume unify
     type cluster/unify
     option namespace client-1
     option scheduler switch
     option switch.case *users/users123*:remote_server local_server
     subvolumes remote_server local_server

So, anyway, thank you for your time,

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