[Gluster-users] Newbie's understanding of GlusterFS

Sabuj Pattanayek sabujp at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 00:02:14 UTC 2012

> If I had 10 bricks in a replicated volume would the the effective storage
> capacity be half the total storage capacity as is the case with RAID1?


> Next area I am not sure of.. Does GlusterFS only store complete files or
> chunks of files on bricks?

for stripes it stores a sparse file that shows the same "size" if you
do an ls -l on the file not through the gluster layer, but it only has
~ fileSize/stripSize of the actual data (blocks) in the file per

> I am looking to store Virtual Machine image files of anything up to 100GB..
> Would the whole 100GB file be resident on one brick? or stored over a number
> of bricks?

if striped then stored over several bricks.

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