[Gluster-users] ZFS setup question

Jacob Shucart jacob at gluster.com
Thu Jan 6 21:58:55 UTC 2011


If you are planning on taking snapshots of the underlying filesystems then
#2 would be better.  If you are not planning on taking snapshots then #1
and #2 are equal really and so I would say that #1 is fine because there
are less filesystems to manage.  I hope this clarifies things.  Since ZFS
snapshots are done at the filesystem level, if you wanted to take a
snapshot of just music then you could not do that unless music was on its
own ZFS filesystem.


-----Original Message-----
From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org
[mailto:gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Shain Miley
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:47 PM
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Subject: [Gluster-users] ZFS setup question

I am in the process of setting up my Gluster shares and I am looking at 
the following two setup options and I am wondering if anyone can speak 
to the pros/cons of either:

1) Create one large zfs filesystem for gluster.


zfs create pool1/glusterfs

and then create several folders with 'mkdir' inside '/pool1/glusterfs' 

2) Create 1 zfs filesystem per share.


zfs create pool1/glusterfs
zfs create pool1/glusterfs/music
zfs create pool1/glusterfs/videos
zfs create pool1/glusterfs/documents

I would then share /pool1/glusterfs out with gluster (I do not want to 
have to have an overly complicated .vol file with each share having it's 
own gluster volume).

Any thoughts would be great.



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