[Gluster-users] Missing files and folders

Niclas Hughes Niclas.Hughes at securetrading.com
Thu Feb 10 14:11:07 UTC 2011

version 3.1.2 latest Build Jan 18 2011

Volume Name: brick2
Type: Distributed-Replicate
Status: Started
Number of Bricks: 2 x 2 = 4
Transport-type: tcp
Brick1: linguest2:/data/brick2
Brick2: linguest3:/data/brick2
Brick3: linguest4:/data/brick2
Brick4: linguest5:/data/brick2

If you read a write files to each of these machines, then make sure that these files are accessible on all 4 machines.
Now shutdown linguest4 and linguest5.

Originally the 2 machine setup was type replicate but when you add two further machines it changes the type to be "Type: Distributed-Replicate" as above.
Now that the two machines have been halted the other two machines now have files missing.
As the documentation states: "Distributed replicated volumes replicate (mirror) data across two or more nodes in the cluster" but if it was a mirror then I would have expected the 2 machines to still have access to all the files.

Does anyone know if this is what is meant to happen or is this a bug.
Also this has been tested many times and this is the result every time.


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