[Gluster-users] Problems recovering volume

Diego Lendoiro diego at inestable.org
Sat Nov 16 10:54:40 UTC 2013

Hello everyone;

First I would like to congratulate all the gluster community for such a
project. I have been using gluster for a while and I am very happy with it

I am facing the following situation in a gluster distributed volume deploy
that currently uses gluster 3.4.0 and native gluster clients.

For some reason, which I don't know yet, configuration files
(/var/lib/glusterd/) have been damaged so the volumes config is lost but
the data remains intact.

I have been advised in #gluster that I can recreate the volumes without
losing the data. I have followed this procedure:

0.Create a backup of each brick.
1.Umounting the partitions that contain the gluster volumes.
2.Create the distributed volume again in the same mount point that it was
3.Mount the data.
4.Start the volume.

Step 4 was outputing an error regarding the volume-id so I followed the
instructions from Joe Julian's website:

After a while I managed to start the volume and mount the data in my
clients but I have some inconsistencies like some files are missing in some
of the bricks.

Is there any way to make the volumes consistent again/check consistency or
do I have to restore missing data?


Diego Lendoiro
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