[Gluster-users] mirrored glusterfs for virtual machine images?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Sun Apr 25 09:15:45 UTC 2010

Did anyone use mirrored glusterfs for storing virtual machine images, 
like qcow2?

Virtual machine images are typically large, ranging from a few GBs to 
hundreds of GBs.
Usually, they are mirrored with things like DRBD.

I was wondering if anyone uses gluster (in mirrored mode) for storing 
images of running virtual machines?

How resilient can we expect gluster to be when:

1) the host writing to glusterfs crashes,
2) one of glusterfs mirrors crashes.

Anyone with some experience here?

Tomasz Chmielewski

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