[Gluster-users] [3.3 beta3] When should the self-heal daemon be triggered?

Toby Corkindale toby.corkindale at strategicdata.com.au
Thu May 3 09:45:52 UTC 2012

I eventually installed three Debian unstable machines, so I could 
install the GlusterFS 3.3 beta3.

I have a question about the self-heal daemon.

I'm trying to get a volume which is replicated, with two bricks.

I started up the volume, wrote some data, then killed one machine, and 
then wrote more data to a few folders from the client machine.
Then I restarted the second brick server.

At this point, the second server seemed to "self-heal" enough that it 
registered the new directories, but all the files inside were zero-length.

I then ran the command:
gluster volume heal testvol

After I ran that, there was some activity, and now all the files were 

Was that supposed to happen automatically, eventually, or am I missing 
something about how the self-heal daemon works?


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