[Gluster-users] Switching clients to NFS

Fernando Frediani (Qube) fernando.frediani at qubenet.net
Fri Jun 22 10:18:27 UTC 2012

I have seen a few people recently saying they are using NFS instead of the Native Gluster client. I would imagine that the Gluster client would always be better and faster besides the automatic failover, but it makes me wonder what sort of problems their as experiencing with the Gluster client.


-----Original Message-----
From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org [mailto:gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Sean Fulton
Sent: 22 June 2012 11:04
To: gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] Switching clients to NFS

I think he is talking about 1 set of servers, having some clients mount via NFS and some mount via native gluster.

I did this in a test environment with 3.2.5 and it seemed to work OK. We had four nodes initially set up as gluster native and we changed over one by one to nfs. The world did not end. But it was in a test environment.


On 06/22/2012 05:59 AM, Rajesh Amaravathi wrote:
> if you are using version 3.3, then you will need a separate client. you cannot mount any other nfs exports/volumes on glusterfs servers.
> if you are using 3.2.x, then you can mount it on the same servers
> Regards,
> Rajesh Amaravathi,
> Software Engineer, GlusterFS
> RedHat Inc.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marcus Bointon" <marcus at synchromedia.co.uk>
> To: "gluster-users Discussion List" <gluster-users at gluster.org>
> Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 3:23:43 PM
> Subject: [Gluster-users] Switching clients to NFS
> I'm looking at switching some clients from native gluster to NFS. Any advice on how to do this as transparently as possible? Can both mounts be used at the same time (so I can test NFS before switching)? I'm on a vanilla 2-way AFR config where both clients are also servers.
> Marcus

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