[Gluster-users] Newbie questions :-)

Daniel Maher dma+gluster at witbe.net
Mon Sep 7 09:55:26 UTC 2009

Philipp Huber wrote:
> Daniel,
> Fantastic, thanks very much for your reply. We are very excited about GlusterFS and are working on a business case for a Cloud Storage product that would complement our Cloud Computing platform.
> One quick question re your #4 answer, does that mean you will have to take the volume down for a re-sync?
> Thanks for your reply,
> Phil

Please direct your replies to the list, mate. :)

As for question #4 :

 > 4)      Is it correct to assume that after a failed 'brick' comes back
 > online, the auto-heal functionality will take care of the re-sync'ing?

The volume doesn't need to be taken down, no, but replication won't 
happen by magic either.  Basically, for a node to realise that its copy 
of the file is no longer current (or that it shouldn't be there, or 
should be there, or whatever), the file has to be accessed.

On a webserver or something like that, the access might easily occur 
organically (a graphic or html page being served).  On file servers 
where there's less interactivity, running a simple script that will find 
and, say, stat the files in the exported tree (for example) will ensure 

Daniel Maher <dma+gluster at witbe.net>

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