[Gluster-users] File deletion issue

Paras Fadte plfgoa at gmail.com
Fri May 29 07:59:14 UTC 2009

Thanks , any work around for this ?

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 11:44 AM, Vikas Gorur <vikas at gluster.com> wrote:
> ----- "Paras Fadte" <plfgoa at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The issue is when I delete a file from  /data/export from machine A1
>> it gets deleted from /mnt/glusterfs on Machine B but remains on
>> machine A2. If I specify A2's IP first in client volume file then
>> deleting a file from /data/export on A2 deletes file from
>> /mnt/glusterfs on Machine B but not from Machine A1. Is this behavior
>> correct ? What could be the issue in this case ?
> This is a known issue in replicate. From the wiki:
> http://www.gluster.org/docs/index.php/Understanding_AFR_Translator
> "Self-heal of a file that does not exist on the first subvolume:
> If a file does not exist on the first subvolume but exists on some other subvolume,
> it will not show up in the output of 'ls'. This is because the replicate translator
> fetches the directory listing only from the first subvolume. Thus, the file that does
> not exist on the first subvolume is never seen and never healed. However, if you know
> the name of the file and do a 'stat' on the file or try to access it in any other way,
> the file will be properly healed and created on the first subvolume."
> Vikas
> --
> Engineer - Z Research
> http://gluster.com/

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