[Gluster-users] Gluster geo location setup?

R.C. milanraf at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 23:05:37 UTC 2011

I hope that, before moving development resources to the WAN extension, some
more urgent features in the mainline will be implemented; one for all:
automatic self-heal startup.

IMMO (In My Modest Opinion)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Count Zero" <countz at gmail.com>
To: "Brent Clark" <brentgclarklist at gmail.com>
Cc: <gluster-users at gluster.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2011 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] Gluster geo location setup?

> As others responded, Gluster is not ready for WAN scenarios, and it is
> unclear if/when it will be...
> I am following the Gluster project closely, and have been using it for a
> year now on various internal test clusters.
> What can work for you right now is a project called 'sector-sphere'. It is
> actually built with WAN in mind, is more secure than Gluster (uses
> encryption), and even supports a topology map, something Gluster does not
> do (yet).
> (And by the way, even when it IS finally announced in Gluster, then based
> on my experience with Gluster, I would be very wary to use the first
> version until a second or third version is released with bug
> fixes/improvements for the WAN mechanisms. Not trying to diss the
> technology, just being responsible and think you should be cautious and
> test things out thoroughly before pushing anything to production!).
> On Mar 19, 2011, at 8:42 PM, Brent Clark wrote:
>> Hiya
>> I would like to know if you can or if anyone is using Gluster in a
>> geolocation setup for a Distributed filesystem sense.
>> Reason I ask is. I got this two machines, and they are continents apart
>> (Datacentre South Africa (Johannesburg) and Datacentre Germany).
>> Currently Im using rsync to pull all updated and modified files.
>> I was hoping I could use Gluster as a Active / Active Filesystem.
>> If someone could share any thoughts or suggestions, it would be
>> appreciated.
>> Kind Regards
>> Brent Clark
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