[Gluster-users] Scaling Gluster

Anthony J. Biacco abiacco at formatdynamics.com
Mon May 23 16:15:59 UTC 2011

I don't expect and haven't made many volume changes, so the maintenance involved transferring files every so often versus maintenance of another puzzle piece that can fail is a no brainer for me.
But I'm sure many others have more complicated and ever changing setups than me.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua Baker-LePain [mailto:jlb17 at duke.edu]
> Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 10:02 AM
> To: Anthony J. Biacco
> Cc: José Celano; gluster-users at gluster.org
> Subject: RE: [Gluster-users] Scaling Gluster
> On Mon, 23 May 2011 at 9:55am, Anthony J. Biacco wrote
> > 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.
> That's correct -- it's the mount-time failure that ucarp can help avoid.
> > 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.
> But then you lose the ability to easily and automatically distribute
> configuration changes made via the 'gluster' command on the servers.  I'm
> not saying that can't be worked around, but everything is a tradeoff.
> --
> Joshua Baker-LePain
> QB3 Shared Cluster Sysadmin

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