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

Anthony J. Biacco abiacco at formatdynamics.com
Fri May 6 23:19:03 UTC 2011

Ok, then i wouldnt understand why shutting down the daemon via the init script would also kill the clients? Since its possible for the
clients to be able to access a redundant server.


-----Original Message-----
From: Vikas Gorur <vikas at gluster.com>
Sent: May 06, 2011 2:44 PM
To: Anthony J. Biacco <abiacco at formatdynamics.com>
Cc: Burnash, James <jburnash at knight.com>; gluster-users <gluster-users at gluster.org>
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] [SPAM?]   Do clients need to run glusterd?

The clients do *not* need to run glusterd.

Glusterd is the management daemon, and it needs to run on all the servers. If you shut down the glusterd service, it stops all volumes by killing the GlusterFS processes. This is why you will see your clients return errors. Glusterd interacts with the 'gluster' command-line tool, and is responsible for creating and starting volumes and making changes to volume configuration.

It is perfectly okay to run a GlusterFS client on the same machine as the server. The client part of GlusterFS is simply a single GlusterFS process that does the mount through FUSE. It has no interaction with glusterd.

Vikas Gorur
Engineer - Gluster

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