[Gluster-users] Geo-replication: queue delete commands and process after a specified time

Steve Dainard sdainard at miovision.com
Thu Oct 24 15:40:25 UTC 2013

Hello list,

I'm toying with the idea of using Gluster as a user facing network share,
and geo-replicating the data for backup purposes.

At a bare minimum I'd like geo-replicate to not sync file deletions
immediately to the slave, but instead queue those deletions for a
configurable period of time (say 7 days).

As an added bonus, moving a file would actually leave a copy behind with a
data stamp suffix on the slave. I could then have a cron job cleanup old
file copies. Lastly I would then expose the geo-replicated volume to users
as read-only so they could retrieve old files if necessary, perhaps in a
web-ui. At the end of the day I suppose I'm looking for a VSS style

>From some research it doesn't look like either of these solutions exist in
Gluster right now, are there any plans for this type of use-case? Obviously
this would cause some serious havoc if the volume was used as a VM store so
it would need to be properly cautioned.

Otherwise, anyone know of an opensource solution that could do this?

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