[Gluster-users] Moving contents of disks/nodes to a new installation of glusterfs?

Burnash, James jburnash at knight.com
Tue Oct 25 19:23:37 UTC 2011

Hi Phillip.

I am faced with the same situation - whether it's correct or not, I'm just using rsync -avx from the original setup to the new storage. I know rsync has extra overhead but capturing the output lets me do a check that then number of files copied = the number of files sourced.

If that seems a bad idea to anyone I'm open to better suggestions :)

James Burnash
Unix Engineer
Knight Capital Group

From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org [mailto:gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Philip Poten
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 2:57 PM
To: gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: [Gluster-users] Moving contents of disks/nodes to a new installation of glusterfs?

I sent that mail to the list once already, I don't know if it was held up in moderation or just lost.


for various reasons I can not just set up new nodes and extend the cluster, I need to replace it. Wrong machines, wrong disks, you get the idea.

Now, the current setup is distributed replication setup with two disks on two nodes like that: a:b, A:B

The new setup will be two nodes with four disks: a:b:c:d, A:B:C:D

can i just cp -a the contents of my original setup on the corresponding disks in the new setup? Will the extended attributes be correct? If not, what would be the issues?

thanks a bunch in advance for any insight,

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