[Gluster-users] two questions regarding glusterfs cluster: tierd storage and hotspare brick

Zhu,Chao zhuchao at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 14:54:04 UTC 2014

Thanks John.
I got your idea, raid at OS/HW level; But that means you will have two
layer of duplication:
   Raid at HW level;
   And another replication at glusterfs level;
   Too much storage waste;

But anyway, yes, there is no such feature called spare disks in glusterfs
volume set;
Hope this is put into feature list :)

On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 7:10 PM, John Hearns <John.Hearns at viglen.co.uk>

>  ------------------------------
>  2. As sata disks fails often(relatively, when you got lots of disks...),
> each time a disk fails, i will have to manually replace the disks, and
> replace the bricks;
>  Your disks should be part of a RAID set. (you choose the RAID level!)
> If a disk fails, the RAID controller will keep the RAID running, and will
> rebuild when a new disk is inserted.
> Or you can have hot spare disks of course.
>  But yes - unless you have a robot arm in the server room you will have
> to manually change the failed disks!
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