[Gluster-users] Difference in transltors and a question about live heal

Basavanagowda Kanur gowda at zresearch.com
Sun Feb 22 16:04:17 UTC 2009

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On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Davide D'Amico <davide.damico at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I was looking for a scalable-ha nfs storage solution and glusterfs seems to
> be
> the only out there :-)
> I was reading the documentation and I cannot find the difference
> between "Replicate
> Translator" and "HA Translator": the latest seems to be a particular case
> of the
> first one when I have only two bricks. Is it right?

Replicate translator provides replication feature, whereas HA (High
Availability) translator provides high availability, HA does not do any

> I intend to create a scalable nfs cluster, so I can add storage nodes
> to increase
> storage size: have I to use unify on top of AFR translator (i.e. unify
> on a replicated
> volume?).

you can use 'distribute' (formerly DHT) translator over AFR.

> I've read that glusterfs has problems with self-healing and opened
> files: is it true?
> Thanks in advance,
> --
> d.
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