[Gluster-users] What about ZFS ?

Shain Miley SMiley at npr.org
Wed Feb 22 20:21:54 UTC 2012

As far as I know the last version of gluster to compile and run without too much problem is version 3.0.5.

This is the version I have been using in production for over a year.

The setup is stable, however 3.0.5 lacks a lot of the new features that appeared in 3.1 - 3.3, etc....so depending on what your needs are it is possible to do.

I am currently looking at moving away from this platform, mainly because Opensolaris is not actively being developed anymore (outside of illumos, openindiana.org, etc) and I would like take advantage of all of the bugfixes
and development work that has taken place since 3.0.5.

The best case scenario would be for a mature zfs of btrfs option to emerge at some point soon.


From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org [gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Anh Quach [anh at blackandcode.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:05 PM
To: Germain Maurice
Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] What about ZFS ?

I'm very interested in this topic as well.

Is it possible to configure a Gluster cluster using Solaris-based ZFS pools as the underlying storage bricks? If anyone has any experience doing this and would like to share, it would be greatly appreciated. Googling around doesn't turn up much. I think that the Gluster native client isn't stable on Solaris-based systems yet, but does that mean Solaris systems can't be used as storage nodes? If it is possible, can you then export the Gluster volume using NFS?

Thanks in advance,

Anh Quach
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On Feb 22, 2012, at 5:26 AM, Germain Maurice wrote:

Hi everybody,

I'm looking for information about using GlusterFS with ZFS. I got information that talked about a sort of incompatibility between the both technologies because of unsupported xattr feature in ZFS.

What are the latest news about this ?

Thank you in advance.
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