[Gluster-users] Xen - Backend or Frontend or Both?

Nathan Stratton nathan at robotics.net
Wed Jul 29 21:46:31 UTC 2009

I have 6 boxes with a client config (see below) across 6 boxes. I am using 
distribute across 3 replicate pairs. Since I am running xen I need to 
disable-direct-io and that slows things down quite a bit. My thought was 
to move the replicate / distribute to the backend server config so that 
self heal can happen on faster backend rather then frontend client with 

Does this make sense? I would think that it would speed up self-heal 
operations quite a bit.

Also, is it possible to use both? Could you replicate / distribute on the 
server side AND on the client side using the same raw volumes?

Nathan Stratton                                CTO, BlinkMind, Inc.
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