[Gluster-users] rebalance and its alternatives

Vijay Bellur vbellur at redhat.com
Fri Apr 26 09:53:53 UTC 2013

On 04/25/2013 12:57 AM, Hans Lambermont wrote:
> Hi glusterfs users,
> For a replicated volume with a brick pair nearly full and several fresh
> and empty bricks just added do you think the following would work ?
> Walk the nearly-full brick filesystem to find files on it. Use this list
> to move them one by one away from the glusterfs volume to temp space,
> and then move them back in.
> I'm hoping this achieves a brick-targetted rebalance.
> Would this work ?

This should normally work.

> Reason i'm looking into this solution is that a regular rebalance just
> takes too long. Long as in 100+ days.
> Do you know of other alternatives ? Or to make rebalance start
> rebalancing files right away ?

What is the size of your volume? Can you please provide details of the 
glusterfs version and the command that was issued for rebalancing?


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