[Gluster-users] Confused about Geo Replication..

Robert Krig robert at bitcaster.de
Mon Oct 24 10:44:27 UTC 2011

On 10/24/2011 11:11 AM, Venky Shankar wrote:
> On 10/24/2011 02:16 PM, Robert Krig wrote:
>> I've been reading the documentation, but I'm a bit stumped as to how to
>> setup geo-replication with glusterfs.
>> The documentation mentions that you use an existing glusterfs volume to
>> start geo replication. But what kind of volume? Do you just create a
>> standard replicated volume with a replica count of 1?
> Geo-rep only needs the volume name. You can create volume of any type
> (plain distribute, replicate, distribute-replicate etc...) and use it
> as the master volume for geo-replication. Suppose you have a
> distribute-replicate volume called 'vol-dr' then you start geo-rep by:
> # gluster volume geo-replication vol-dr <slave> start

So if I want to just create a simple 2 server master>slave setup, what
would be the best choice for the initial Gluster volume? Replicated with
a single node?

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