[Gluster-users] How to re-sync

Chad ccolumbu at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 7 16:02:27 UTC 2010

I actually do prefer top post.

Well this "overwritten" behavior is what I saw as well and that is a REALLY REALLY bad thing.
Which is why I asked my question in the first place.

Is there a gluster developer out there working on this problem specifically?
Could we add some kind of "sync done" command that has to be run manually and until it is the failed node is not used?
The bottom line for me is that I would much rather run on a performance degraded array until a sysadmin intervenes, than loose any data.


Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:
> I love top-post ;-)
> Generally, you are right. But in real-life you cannot trust on this
> "smartness". We tried exactly this point and had to find out that the clients
> do not always select the correct file version (i.e. the latest) automatically.
> Our idea in the testcase was to bring down a node, update its kernel an revive
> it - just as you would like to do it in real world for a kernel update.
> We found out that some files were taken from the downed node afterwards and
> the new contents on the other node got in fact overwritten.
> This does not happen generally, of course. But it does happen. We could only
> stop this behaviour by setting "favorite-child". But that does not really help
> a lot, since we want to take down all nodes some other day.
> This is in fact one of our show-stoppers.
> On Sun, 7 Mar 2010 01:33:14 -0800
> Liam Slusser <lslusser at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Assuming you used raid1 (distribute), you DO bring up the new machine
>> and start gluster.  On one of your gluster mounts you run a ls -alR
>> and it will resync the new node.  The gluster clients are smart enough
>> to get the files from the first node.
>> liam
>> On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 11:48 PM, Chad <ccolumbu at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> Ok, so assuming you have N glusterfsd servers (say 2 cause it does not
>>> really matter).
>>> Now one of the servers dies.
>>> You repair the machine and bring it back up.
>>> I think 2 things:
>>> 1. You should not start glusterfsd on boot (you need to sync the HD first)
>>> 2. When it is up how do you re-sync it?
>>> Do you rsync the underlying mount points?
>>> If it is a busy gluster cluster it will be getting new files all the time.
>>> So how do you sync and bring it back up safely so that clients don't connect
>>> to an incomplete server?
>>> ^C
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Gluster-users mailing list
>>> Gluster-users at gluster.org
>>> http://gluster.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/gluster-users
>> _______________________________________________
>> Gluster-users mailing list
>> Gluster-users at gluster.org
>> http://gluster.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/gluster-users

More information about the Gluster-users mailing list