[Gluster-users] Gluster in HTTP cluster

Stephan von Krawczynski skraw at ithnet.com
Wed Nov 11 10:24:19 UTC 2009

On Tue, 28 Jul 2009 16:31:44 -0500
Brian Koloszyc <brian at creativemerch.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am in the process of building out a sandbox glusterFS environment in Amazon's EC2 cloud.  I have successfully configured the NFS clone, but I'm looking to transition over to gluster in order to get away from NFS in the first place.
> Our desired configuration would be to have x number of web slaves, each having a local attached device for storage, with replication enabled between all 4 attached devices in order to keep dynamically generated content in sync.
> Can someone point me in the direction of the correct config for this?
> I've read over this:
> http://www.gluster.org/docs/index.php/Translators
> I'm a bit confused.  Is it even possible to have the client always read/write to the local disk?   Or will each client round robin between gluster server storage?  My concern is that we want optimal read/write times (nfs is too slow), and we are worried that the tcp connection times will be as slow as nfs.

I'd be surprised if you manage to get even nfs performance. We never made that in real world situation.
> Thanks,
> --Brian.


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