[Gluster-users] gluster replica size limits?

Tobias Winter tobias at linuxdingsda.de
Wed Oct 17 12:50:50 UTC 2012

Hey there,

we are designing a storage thingie based on glusterfs.

The idea is to have two rather large storage nodes (~150TB 1x10GE uplink
each) and spawn a replicated gluster volume on top of a xfs on both
nodes that will then be mounted on both nodes so the files are
accessible from every point.

We are planning on having directories with up to 500-1000 objects that
are 3-32MB of size.

So far I don't have a large background on gluster and am wondering what
limitations there are. Are there any pitfalls with that concept I'm not
aware of? How many files per directory would you recommend, how many
files can gluster handle at all without significant performance loss?

Any insights are greatly appreciated.



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