[Gluster-users] Replicated vs distributed

Larry Bates larry.bates at vitalesafe.com
Sat Apr 17 19:59:07 UTC 2010


Replicate means to mirror files to multiple/different volumes
Distribute means to distribute the writing of files across a set of volumes.

To get the best setup you almost always want to use replicate (for fault
and distribute (to make multiple drives appear to the client as a single

Larry Bates
vitalEsafe, Inc.

Message: 8
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 19:18:43 -0500
From: Bryan McGuire <bmcguire at newnet66.org>
Subject: [Gluster-users] Replicated vs distributed
To: "gluster-users at gluster.org" <gluster-users at gluster.org>
Message-ID: <816FDBFD-D00F-4802-B19F-7C9730402074 at newnet66.org>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset=us-ascii

Could someone explain to the new person the difference between replicated and
distributed volumes

Thanks Bryan

More information about the Gluster-users mailing list