[Gluster-users] How to add new bricks to a volume?

Bartek Krawczyk bbartlomiej.mail at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 13:36:36 UTC 2012

On 22 October 2012 14:57, Tao Lin <linbaiye at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, dear glfs experts:
>   I've been using glusterfs (version 3.2.6) for months,so far it works very
> well.Now I'm facing a problem of adding two new bricks to an existed
> replicated (rep=2) volume,which is  consisted of only two bricks and is
> mounted by multiple clients.Can I just use the following commands to add new
> bricks without stopping the services which is using the volume as motioned?
> 1、gluster peer probe new-node1
> 2、gluster peer probe new-node2
> 3、gluster volume add-brick VOLNAME new-brick1 new-brick2
> 4、gluster volume rebalance VOLNAME fix-layout start
> 5、gluster volume rebalance VOLNAME migrate-data start
> Is there something I missed? Thanks a lot.

I haven't tried that but it seems OK. Just keep in mind that your new
volume won't be replicated but distributed replicated.

Bartek Krawczyk
network and system administrator

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