[Gluster-users] Adding new storage nodes to existing GlusterFS network
craig at gluster.com
Wed Sep 22 14:51:44 UTC 2010
You can find the scale-n-defrag script here - http://ftp.gluster.com/pub/gluster/glusterfs/misc/defrag/ , be sure to edit the script first, instructions are inline.
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From: "Roland Rabben" <roland at jotta.no>
To: gluster-users at gluster.org
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 7:48:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] Adding new storage nodes to existing GlusterFS network
thanks for the answer I will try this tomorrow. I am adding the new servers
for capacity increase.
Do you have any idea how to rebalance old files?
2010/9/22 Burnash, James <jburnash at knight.com>
> Hi Roland.
> The short answer is - I'm not sure because I'm in the midst of doing this
> myself, but my setup is just Replicated.
> I believe that you can do what you said with the clients because they are
> the only entities with knowledge of what servers are in the backend, so
> adding new servers to their configs and restarting those clients should work
> just fine, assuming you get the replication/distributed part of their
> configs correct.
> The one thing is, from what I understand, no rebalancing of old files will
> take place on the new servers automatically - that's a manual procedure -
> but any new files written by the clients will be hashed out to all servers -
> including the new ones.
> Just for my information - did you add the extra servers for capacity /
> redundancy / performance increases?
> James Burnash, Unix Engineering
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org [mailto:
> gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Roland Rabben
> Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 7:37 AM
> To: gluster-users at gluster.org
> Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] Adding new storage nodes to existing GlusterFS
> Anyone who know this?
> Roland Rabben
> 2010/9/21 Roland Rabben <roland at jotta.no>
> > Hi, this is probably a newbee question, but here goes.
> > I am adding two new servers to my existing GlusterFS network and I am
> > wondering what the correct procedure is.
> > I am using a Distributed / Replicated setup. My existing network has
> > two servers.
> > Do I need to take down the whole network with client and servers?
> > Can I just unmount the client, update the client config file and then
> > mount the client again with the new servers?
> > Will new files be written to the new servers only, or both the new and
> > Best regards
> > Roland Rabben
> > Founder & CEO Jotta AS
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> > Email: roland at jotta.no
> Roland Rabben
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