[Gluster-users] "Incorrect brick" errors

Toby Corkindale toby.corkindale at strategicdata.com.au
Thu Aug 8 02:31:24 UTC 2013

I never did manage to figure this out.
All attempts to replace-brick failed inexplicably; we could add-brick 
but then still not remove-brick the old one, and the new bricks didn't 
seem to be functioning properly anyway.

Eventually we just sucked it up and caused a couple of hours of downtime 
across all production servers while we brought up a whole new gluster 
cluster and moved everything to it.

That's been the final straw for us though -- we're going to ditch 
Gluster across the company as soon as possible. It's too risky to keep 
using it.
It's been unreliable and unpredictable, and if anything version 3.3 has 
been worse than 3.2 for bugs. (And I have no faith at all that 3.4 is an 


On 07/08/13 11:44, Toby Corkindale wrote:
> On 06/08/13 18:24, Toby Corkindale wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm getting some confusing "Incorrect brick" errors when attempting to
>> remove OR replace a brick.
>> gluster> volume info condor
>> Volume Name: condor
>> Type: Replicate
>> Volume ID: 9fef3f76-525f-4bfe-9755-151e0d8279fd
>> Status: Started
>> Number of Bricks: 1 x 2 = 2
>> Transport-type: tcp
>> Bricks:
>> Brick1: mel-storage01:/srv/brick/condor
>> Brick2: mel-storage02:/srv/brick/condor
>> gluster> volume remove-brick condor replica 1
>> mel-storage02:/srv/brick/condor start
>> Incorrect brick mel-storage02:/srv/brick/condor for volume condor
>> If that is the incorrect brick, then what have I done wrong?
> Note that the log files don't seem to be any use here, they just report:
> E [glusterd-brick-ops.c:749:glusterd_handle_remove_brick] 0-: Incorrect
> brick mel-storage02:/srv/brick/condor for volume condor

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