[Gluster-users] geo-replication/gsyncd questions
brs at usf.edu
Wed Sep 28 16:50:13 UTC 2011
I'm looking to figure out exactly how gluster's geo-rep works. I have a
general idea, but I still have some questions.
How, exactly, does gsyncd's crawl work to determine files to update? I
have a FS w/ 50 million+ inodes and I'm just wondering how that crawl
will scale. I assume that when an inode is modified, some xattr is set
on each parent path to the root. gsyncd reads this xattr and is able to
efficiently crawl the tree to find updates? Am I completely wrong?
My two sites will be connected via a dedicated leased line on a
non-routable address space, so I'm not concerned about using SSH at the
moment. I see that gsyncd recognizes gluster vol definitions for the
Does it also recognize gluster vol definitions for the slave system, i.e.
gluster volume geo-replication glusterfs://master:vol
or does it need a directory path for the slave,
... glusterfs://master:vol file:///mnt/slave_vol
... glusterfs://master:vol ssh://slave:vol
I assume that the latter case uses ssh to fire up a gsyncd on the slave
and listen over ssh.
Is there a doc somewhere with more details on this? The docs on the
gluster site leave a lot of questions.
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