[Gluster-users] Howto add bricks to a replicated Volume

Vishwanath S Bhat vishwanath at gluster.com
Wed Jan 18 19:14:18 UTC 2012


You can add bricks to the volume using 'gluster volume add-brick' command.

And which version of glusterfs are you using? If it's 3.2.x version, 
then you can't change the replica count once the volume is created. That 
means your replicated volume will become distributed-replicated volume 
after add-brick. And you can only add bricks in multiples of replica count.
However, In 3.3  branch there is provision to change the replica count 
after volume creation.

Best Regards,

On Tuesday 10 January 2012 07:08 PM, Ben Schmidt wrote:
> Hi,
> I am running a three Node replicated Volume and need to add more
> Bricks. What I've read so far this that this is not really possible so
> the question is how it should/can be done?
> Can I create a replicated Volume with 10000 Bricks where 9997 are
> missing? Is there a way that I didn't find so far?
> The Gluster Volume is used to store images for a Webshop in the Amazon
> Cloud and I can't really stop the Volume and recreate it with XX
> Bricks every time a new Server is added.
> Thanks a lot,
> Ben
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