[Gluster-users] Run gluster server from flash drive

James purpleidea at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 19:53:35 UTC 2014

On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 3:03 PM, Juan José Pavlik Salles
<jjpavlik at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Guys, we are about to get two of these
> http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/4U/6047/SSG-6047R-E1R36N.cfm and
> the seller said that we have to use one of the 36 drives as OS drive. I'd
> like to avoid using one of the swappable drives for the OS, has anyone tried
> running gluster nodes from flash pendrives? Is it a better idea than loosing
> one of the drives? Any other idea?
> Regards,

Some of these supermicro servers allow you to add two 2.5" drives (eg:
for a software mdadm raid 1) in the rear with a special bracket. If
the server doesn't support this bracket, then you can enclose them
internally. I wrote about this type of hardware setup here:
(old post, not necessarily still relevant, but idk)


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