[Gluster-users] number of bricks given doesn't match required count

Florent Bautista florent at coppint.com
Fri Feb 14 15:44:55 UTC 2014

Hi all,

I would like to try GlusterFS but I really don't understand how is
handled stripping and replication.

I have 3 nodes, with 1 brick each.

What can I do with that ?

I would like files stripped across the 3 servers and also files
replicated on the 3 servers. Why not can I do that ?

Then, why when adding new nodes, do we have to set multiple of {I don't
know which count} ? I mean, I want 3 replicas of every files, I have 4
servers, what is the problem ? Why GlusterFS can't balance replicas
across the available nodes ?

I could understand that putting 4 replicas into 3 nodes is problematic,
but 3 in 4 I don't understand.

I didn't find any documentation about that, except that story of
"multiple" without explaining why.

Thank you for your help :)


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