[Gluster-users] [SPAM?] Do clients need to run glusterd?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Fri May 6 21:35:30 UTC 2011

On 06.05.2011 23:02, Vikas Gorur wrote:
> On May 6, 2011, at 1:57 PM, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
>> If we use the following command line:
>> mount -t glusterfs server1:/test-volume /mnt/glusterfs
>> Our mount will die if server1 is offline.
> The mount will not die as long as you have atleast one server up in each
> replicate pair. The mount will _fail_, however, if server1 is offline at
> the time of mounting. You can work-around that by setting up a DNS name
> that round-robins across all server. Or you could hack up a script that
> pings a server before selecting it for the mount.

Thanks for this tip - DNS round robin works fine to provide mounts, even 
if one the servers is down.

Tomasz Chmielewski

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