[Gluster-users] "Self heal" or sync issues?

Whit Blauvelt whit.gluster at transpect.com
Thu Apr 28 14:48:56 UTC 2011

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 04:16:51PM +0200, Martin Schenker wrote:

> After triggering manually with "touch" using the right *CLIENT*
> mount points, the self-heal/sync function worked fine. I was using
> the server mounts before, as shown by the getfattr output. Not
> good...
> Now the question remains WHY the Gluster system didn't do anything
> on it's own? Is this a "healthy" situation and we shouldn't worry?

Would it be good practice to regularly run a script to trigger any
self-healing that might be necessary - or to test if necessary (how?) and
then run on that condition? It would be easy, for instance, to use Python's
os.walk function to run through and touch - or whatever - every file in the
space. That adds a non-trivial load to a system, but for systems with load
to spare, would running that say every hour, or every day, but good


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