[Gluster-users] Usage of Quota Translator in 3.1

Craig Carl craig at gluster.com
Fri Dec 10 06:10:12 UTC 2010

Will -
   While we are working on it quotas are not supported in Gluster 3.1. 
We will let you know as soon as we have added that feature.



Craig Carl
Senior Systems Engineer

On 12/08/2010 08:23 AM, Will Daniels wrote:
> Hi,
> I was hoping to use gluster to create a single unified storage volume
> then to be able to assign dynamic storage quotas to users for their home
> directory within this distributed storage area.
> I read about creating volume files and spotted the "quota" translator,
> which looks like it might help to do what I want.
> But I am using gluster 3.1 and tested out the CLI method to create my
> distributed replicated volume. I see where it has written the volume
> files under /etc/glusterd/vols but I suspect it would not be the right
> way to just start editing the -fuse.vol file there to add a quota volume?
> And anyway, I'm not sure about the right way to go about defining
> this...instinctively I would think to add quota volumes "above" the main
> distributed replicated volume for each user and then mount those quota
> volumes under /home with autofs (or something like that).
> Yet I also think that the chain of the volume/subvolume config should
> have perhaps only one volume that is not a subvolume of something else?
> In which case I can't have multiple quota volumes on top of the main
> distributed storage volume?
> I'm finding it all a bit difficult to understand in terms of where the
> config comes from to be honest. If I want to mount volume bar defined on
> server foo, it seems I can just use "foo:bar" as the device name in
> fstab and it manages to find that OK, but I don't entirely understand
> the mechanics of that. Is the fuse client talking to glusterd on server
> foo, or something else? Is it only going to look for a dir "bar" under
> /etc/glusterd/vols or is it searching all the .vol files for the defined
> volume names? And can I define a volume in one file that references a
> volume defined in another? Can I have multiple "top" volumes defined in
> one file?
> I have tried to read through the documentation, but my head is spinning
> a bit and I expect somebody on the list would be able to answer these
> questions very easily? Any info would be much appreciated, specifically
> in relation to what I want to do with storage quotas. Is it an
> appropriate use case for quota? Perhaps there is a better way to arrange
> this?
> Cheers!
> -Will
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