[Gluster-users] Gluster client and HA

Kamal K. Varma kamal at gluster.com
Tue Feb 9 19:12:52 UTC 2010

Automatic failover is supported with Gluster native client.  For client 
mount using NFS as in your case, you'd have to setup DNS round robin to 
get failover or use solution like ucarp.


mike foster wrote:
> I was under the impression that by configuring a system as a client
> connected to 4 server nodes that if one of the nodes went down the client
> would still be able to access the data from some kind of failover to the
> other nodes. However I set up a test an failed the server that was listed as
> the last connected server from the log file and attempted to access the
> exported/mounted filesystem on the client and recieved an "Stale NFS file
> handle" error. Also here is some messages from the log file:
> cf02: connection to failed (No route to host)
> [2010-02-08 11:09:24] W [fuse-bridge.c:722:fuse_attr_cbk] glusterfs-fuse:
> 88: LOOKUP() / => -1 (Stale NFS file handle)
> Is it not possible for a client to have HA to the exported filesystem?
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