[Gluster-users] Recommended GlusterFS configuration for 6 node cluster

phil cryer phil at cryer.us
Thu Dec 17 15:21:12 UTC 2009

Thanks Tejas
We have scanned biodiversity texts, so our aims are to have storage
capable of holding our full store of data (approx 24TB), and then as
we'll have everything in one place, be able to serve the data up via
standard HTTP calls.  Later we will look at doing syncs of the data
once we have other clusters up regionally, and globally for further
redudancy as well as providing better presetation for other parts of
the world.  So overall we just need to have a cluster that is
redundant and is able to serve files relatively quickly (some of the
scans are large, whereas the accompanying metadata files are small.
GlusterFS gives us this ability, something we've wanted for some time,
so this is amazing functioality for us to put into place.

Does this give you enough to go on?  If not, let me know, I appreciate
any/all suggestions.


On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 4:29 AM, Tejas N. Bhise <tejas at gluster.com> wrote:
> Hi Phil,
> It's great to know that you are using Gluster. It would be easy to make suggestions on the points you bring up if there is more information on what use your want to put the system to.
> Regards,
> Tejas.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "phil cryer" <phil at cryer.us>
> To: gluster-users at gluster.org
> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2009 11:48:54 AM GMT +05:30 Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi
> Subject: [Gluster-users] Recommended GlusterFS configuration for 6 node cluster
> We're setting up 6 servers, each with 24 x 1.5TB drives, the systems
> will run Debian testing and Gluster 3.x.  The SATA RAID card offers
> RAID5 and RAID6, we're wondering what the optimum setup would be for
> this configuration.  Do we RAID5 the disks, and have GlusterFS use
> them that way, or do we keep them all 'raw' and have GlusterFS handle
> the replication (though not 2x as we would have with the RAID
> options)?  Obviously a lot of ways to do this, just wondering what
> GlusterFS devs and other experienced users would recommend.
> Thanks
> P
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