[Gluster-users] Using local writes with gluster for temporary storage

Frank Sonntag f.sonntag at metocean.co.nz
Wed Nov 14 23:46:32 UTC 2012

I can't find any official announcement that NUFA is deprecated. The code is still present in 3.3.
Does anyone know what the plans are re. this feature?

Frank Sonntag
Meteorologist, MetOcean Solutions Ltd
PO Box 441, New Plymouth, New Zealand 4340
T: +64 7-825 0540

On 15/11/2012, at 6:45 AM, Pat Haley wrote:

> Hi,
> We have a cluster with 130 compute nodes with an NAS-type
> central storage under gluster (3 bricks, ~50TB).  When we
> run large number of ocean models we can run into bottlenecks
> with many jobs trying to write to our central storage.
> It was suggested to us that we could also used gluster to
> unite the disks on the compute nodes into a single "disk"
> in which files would be written locally.  Then we could
> move the files after the runs were complete in a more
> sequential manner (thus avoiding overloading the network).
> What was originally suggested (the NUFA policy) has since
> been deprecated.  What would be the recommended method
> of accomplishing our goal in the latest version of Gluster?
> And where can we find documentation on it?
> We have seen the following links, but would be interested
> in any more pointers you may have.  Thanks.
> http://thr3ads.net/gluster-users/2012/06/1941337-how-to-enable-nufa-in-3.2.6
> http://blog.aeste.my/2012/05/15/glusterfs-3-2-updates/
> http://www.gluster.org/2012/05/back-door-async-replication/
> https://github.com/jdarcy/bypass
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