[Gluster-users] DRBD like performance?

Hiren Joshi josh at moonfruit.com
Mon Nov 30 10:34:58 UTC 2009

I'm having a similar problem, I'm looking into DRBD but the downside
here will be, if the head server goes down the clients won't
automatically switch over to the slave server... 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org 
> [mailto:gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Jeffery Soo
> Sent: 29 November 2009 09:30
> To: gluster-users at gluster.org
> Subject: [Gluster-users] DRBD like performance?
> I had the intention of using GlusterFS to replace DRBD to setup a 
> clustered/redundant webserver but so far the performance is 
> about 7-8x 
> slower than native due to the live writing feature that 
> GlusterFS uses.  
> Is it possible to have a setup like DRBD to improve performance?
> Basically I want to know if I can get the same functionality and 
> performance of DRBD?  I have 2 servers and with DRBD each 
> server would 
> perform all reads locally (giving native performance) and 
> does not write 
> data until it is fully written locally (delayed write I guess 
> you could 
> say).  This way you get the replication but still get native 
> performance.
> Is there a current way to setup GlusterFS like this in order 
> to get this 
> 'DRBD-like' functionality?
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