[Gluster-users] Problems with self heal on replicated DHT

Roland Rabben roland at jotta.no
Tue Dec 15 18:52:58 UTC 2009

I will try to check out 3.0.0 on a different system.

I now see that self heal works if i try to self heal the missing file
directly instead of self healing the folder containing the missing file.
ls -lR mymissingfile

This will bring the file back.

ls -lR myfolder

This will not bring the file back.

It is still a big hassle to locate the missing files and run individual
commands to fix these rather than just one self heal command across the
entire dfs.


2009/12/15 Raghavendra G <raghavendra.hg at gmail.com>

> Hi Roland,
> Can you try 3.0.0 and check whether the problem with self-heal persists?
> regards,
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Roland Rabben <roland at jotta.no> wrote:
>> Hi
>> I am using Gluster 2.06 on my servers and clients. My setup is a
>> replicated
>> with cluster/replicate and then distribued with DHT.
>>  My bricks are paired. Brick1 on server1 is replicated to Brick2 on server
>> 2
>> and so on.
>> My problem is that it seems that self heal only works on the secondary
>> bricks (Brick2 in this example).
>> For a test I can rm a file from Brick2 behind GlusterFS's back, run a self
>> heal on my dfs with ls -lR, and the file will be recovered on Brick2 as
>> expected.
>> However if I remove a file from Brick1 and run the same self heal, it
>> doesn't work. Not only that, but the file is now gone from my dfs. (It is
>> still stored on Brick2)
>> I have tried using option "lookup-unhashed on" and option "lookup-unhashed
>> yes". (There seem to be some confusion to what is the correct syntax in
>> the
>> docs. The example<
>> http://gluster.com/community/documentation/index.php/Translators/cluster/distribute
>> >uses
>> "yes" and the text below says default is "on").
>> Is this the expected behavior?
>> Please advise on how to fix this. I want a self heal to fix both my
>> primary
>> and secondary bricks.
>> Regards
>> Roland Rabben
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> --
> Raghavendra G

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