[Gluster-users] Parity for NUFA ?

Raghavendra G raghavendra.hg at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 05:00:19 UTC 2009

please find the inlined comments.

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 6:44 PM, Julien Cornuwel <julien at cornuwel.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> I just discovered GlusterFS and it looks great ! I will definitely give
> it a try. Soon.
> In particular, the NUFA translator seems to meet my needs (use local
> resources as far as possible). I've read most of the documentation about
> NUFA but I still have some unanswered questions :
> - What happens if a node fills up its entire local storage ? Are new
> data transfered to another node ? Or does it crash ?

New files will be created on another node.  Writes to the files on already
filled out nodes, return -1 with error code set to ENOSPC.

> - What about data protection ? As I understand it, if a node dies in a
> NUFA cluster, its files are gone with it ?

Yes, with just NUFA setup, there can be data loss. You can protect from data
loss by using replicate/afr xlator to replicate each child of NUFA.

> On http://www.gluster.org/docs/index.php/GlusterFS_Roadmap_Suggestions
> Jshook say that in order to combine NUFA and afr functionnality, you
> just have to use afr with local volume name, and have read-subvolume
> option set to local volume. That's true in the case of a 2 nodes
> cluster, but in a 100 nodes cluster, you would still have the capacity
> of only 1 node, and 100 copies of each file. Am I right ?
> What would be great is to have the ability to create parity bricks :
> something like having 98 nodes in a NUFA cluster and 2 parity nodes that
> are just here in case a node (or two) went down. I saw that you had
> graid6 on your roadmap, so do you think that's possible ? And if so,
> when (approximately) ?
> Anyway, thanks for the work you made so far. I'll certainly be back
> annoying you when I'll start testing it ;-)
> Regards,
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Raghavendra G
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