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

David Gibbons david.c.gibbons at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 15:52:45 UTC 2013


I think the best bet would be geo replication with lvm snaps:
1) Geo replicate to another gluster install on separate hardware
2) Snap the volume using lvm that you have your gluster bricks on

If you snap once a day and retain for 7 days, that should achieve your
backup need.


On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:40 AM, Steve Dainard <sdainard at miovision.com>wrote:

> 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
> solution.
> 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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