[Gluster-users] any configuration guidelines?

Liam Slusser lslusser at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 23:22:37 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 1:22 PM, Nathan Stratton <nathan at robotics.net>wrote:

> On Tue, 28 Jul 2009, Wei Dong wrote:
>  Hi All,
>> We've been using GlusterFS 2.0.1 on our lab cluster to host a large number
>> of small images for distributed processing with Hadoop and it has been
>> working fine without human intervention for a couple of months.  Thanks for
>> the wonderful project -- it's the only freely available cluster filesystem
>> that fits our needs.
>> What keeps bothering me is the extremely high flexibility of ClusterFS.
>> There's simply so many ways to achieve the same goal that I don't know which
>> is the best.  So I'm writing to ask if there are some general guidelines of
>> configuration to improve both data safety and performance.
> Totally understand, I am facing many of the same issues, I am not sure if I
> should be doing replicate / distribute in the frontend client config or
> backend server configs.
> -Nathan

The preferred way is using the client and not the backend server.  There is
some documentation somewhere about it - ill see if i can dig it up.


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