[Gluster-users] Possible to expand DHT volume with additional servers?

Kamal Varma kamal at gluster.com
Thu Jan 14 15:50:03 UTC 2010

Hi Luke,

Today you would add the new servers to your configuration and re-start all Gluster proceses. Scripts are available for re-balancing files across new nodes.

We are working on a dynamic volume management capability, to be delivered later this year, that will let you do this on the fly.


----- "Luke Olson" <luke.olson at cafefx.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> My name is Luke, this is my first time using the mailing list. I've
> got a 4 server cluster using the DHT translator setup with the
> gluster-volgen utility. If possible the plan is to add 2 more servers
> to the volume to make a new total of 6 servers. Looking through the
> documentation I wasn't able to find any definitive information about
> expanding a DHT volume. Is there a guide somewhere I've missed, pros,
> cons, how to do it right, is it even possible? If a guide doesn't
> exist somewhere suggestions would be greatly appreciated like is it
> better to just create a new volume and copy over the data.
> All the best,
> Luke
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