[Gluster-users] Tiered storage/hierarchical storage with gluster?

Craig Carl craig at gluster.com
Fri Nov 19 03:34:17 UTC 2010

Dennis -
    Not at this point. HSM is a long term goal, it won't happen soon. If 
the 100Mbit machines have less available disk space they will do less 
I/O than the bigger machines, maybe that helps?



Craig Carl
Senior Systems Engineer

On 11/16/2010 02:12 PM, Dennis Schafroth wrote:
> Hi,
> Would it be possible to create a tiered storage/HS with gluster as described in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierarchical_storage_management:
> "In a typical HSM scenario, data files which are frequently used are stored on disk drives, but are eventually migrated to tape if they are not used for a certain period of time, typically a few months. If a user does reuse a file which is on tape, it is automatically moved back to disk storage. The advantage is that the total amount of stored data can be much larger than the capacity of the disk storage available, but since only rarely-used files are on tape, most users will usually not notice any slowdown."
> I have some boxes connected with gigabit but also some storage on boxes only running 100 Mbit and would like to "mark" the slower boxes as secondary storage. Clients would access through the gigabit machines.
> regards,
> :-Dennis Schafroth
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