[Gluster-users] How does replication work?

Daniel Maher dma+gluster at witbe.net
Tue Sep 8 17:18:34 UTC 2009

Mark Mielke wrote:

> For Daniel: For the seems crazy, compared to what? Every time I look at 
> other solutions such as Lustre and see how they rely on a single 
> metadata server, that itself is supposed to be highly available using 
> other means, I have to ask, are they really solving the highly 
> availability problem, or are they just narrowing the scope? If the whole 

> For "shared nothing", each node really does need to be fully independent 
> and able to make its own decisions. I think the GlusterFS folk have the 
> model right in this regard.
> The remaining question is whether they have the *implementation* right. :-)

You're taking my statement too far. :)  All i meant was that i don't 
think the clients should be responsible for replication - that, in my 
mind, is the job of the servers.

Basically, i *like* it when the clients are independant, and the servers 
work together - not the other way around.  That's all.

Daniel Maher <dma+gluster at witbe.net>

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