[Gluster-users] Scaling Gluster

Anthony J. Biacco abiacco at formatdynamics.com
Mon May 23 15:55:39 UTC 2011

I think i read somewhere the server in the mount string is only used to retrieve the cluster config. So as long as that server is up at time of mount, you're fine.
If the server goes down after mount, it doesnt matter as the cluster config on the mounting servers knows about all gluster servers.
Somebody correct me if i'm wrong.
Personally, i copy the cluster config to all my mounting servers and use that file in the mount command instead of a gluster server hostname.



-----Original Message-----
From: Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb17 at duke.edu>
Sent: May 23, 2011 9:16 AM
To: José Celano <jcelano at iqingenieros.com>
Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org <gluster-users at gluster.org>
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] Scaling Gluster

On Thu, 19 May 2011 at 12:40am, José Celano wrote

> I have 2 replicated servers and several Apache servers that mount the same
> volume.
> When I mount a Gluster Volumen from one of the Apache servers
> mount.glusterfs
> ip-XX-XXX-XXX-XXX.eu-west-1.compute.internal:/dab578f4-06fa-4584-ac1d-c6ef14e6d0cf
> /mnt/glusterfs
> how could I obtain high availability if that server die?

Use ucarp to share a virtual IP address between the Gluster servers, and 
mount using that IP address.

Joshua Baker-LePain
QB3 Shared Cluster Sysadmin

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