[Gluster-users] Distributed-afr query

Mark Mielke mark at mark.mielke.cc
Wed Aug 12 15:25:32 UTC 2009

On 08/12/2009 10:33 AM, Simon Liang wrote:
> I have a 2 client (gc1, gc2) and 2 server (gs1, gs2) cluster setup. Both the servers have 2 x 1TB HDD in them, gs1 and gs2 are replicated.
> With my configuration below, if gs2 goes offline... should I still be able to have access to the cluster?

Yes? :-)

I'd suggest try and see. I'm a proponent of the "pull the plug and see" 
model of testing before deploying. Too many people trust marketing 
material, and/or trust their own understanding and choice of 
configuration. It can be a big surprise for people when they are doing 
database backups, for instance, when the database actually does require 
a restore, and the restore process does not work. Oops.

AFR puts the data on each of the boxes, AFR has code in it to detect and 
deal with volumes being unavailable, and AFR has "self-heal" 
capabilities to try to fix the data once the broken nodes are brought 
back into service. The theory is yes. Try it out and see for yourself as 
to whether it works for you in practice. :-)


Mark Mielke<mark at mielke.cc>

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