[Gluster-users] Rebalance V3.0.0 after adding bricks

Amar Tumballi amarts at redhat.com
Thu Jan 19 05:43:59 UTC 2012

On 01/17/2012 06:55 PM, Larry Bates wrote:
> Does anyone know where there might be instructions on rebalancing after adding
> bricks to a replicated/distributed cluster?  I've been running V3.0.0 in a
> production environment since December 2009 and I need to add some bricks.  I do
> have plans to upgrade to latest version, but I'm concerned about doing it on
> production servers without testing.

Hi Larry,

The dynamic volume management (ie, add-brick, remove-brick, rebalance, 
etc...) came in from version 3.1.0 onwards.

With version 3.0.x branch, we had a script called 'scale-and-defrag.sh' 
to handle the rebalancing of data when more nodes gets added to the 
volume. I recommend you to test it for your needs before running on the 
production data.


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