[Gluster-users] deleted files directly in distribute brick

Bruce Spidel bruce.spidel at joinkllc.com
Fri Mar 28 20:30:13 UTC 2014


Thanks for the response. That is exactly what I needed. See I had deleted
the files but did not know which entries in .glusterfs to delete. The trick
is the link count = 1 and not linked to another file | grep -v ' -> ' that
gave me the complete list. There turned out to be 1k+ files and over 30T of
hidden storage.

Joink LLC

On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 3:05 PM, Justin Dossey <jbd at podomatic.com> wrote:

> Since the files in .glusterfs are hard links, your data isn't actually
> gone-- you could restore the lost data in fact if you were able to
> determine the names of the files that were deleted based on the contents of
> the hard links in the .glusterfs directory.  Big "if" but we're talking
> about recovering data, so it's up to you.  If practicable, it's smart to
> keep a list of inode-filepath associations somewhere, but this probably
> doesn't help now.
> You can use find(1) to locate which of the .glusterfs files references one
> of the deleted files on the brick:
> find /path/to/.glusterfs -links 1 -ls
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 1:29 PM, Bruce Spidel <bruce.spidel at joinkllc.com>wrote:
>> In a moment of insanity I deleted a few hundred files in a gluster brick
>> (30TB of 133TB) which is part of a distribute volume. I want these files
>> deleted. but did not do it through the client. The volume is reporting a
>> size as if they are still there. The files in .glusterfs are still there
>> and I don't know which ones to delete.
>> I think the data was linked from the primary directories and the
>> .glusterfs directories and when I deleted the files from the primary
>> directories the data did not delete because of the links in .glusterfs.
>> Is it survivable to delete all of .glusterfs in one or all bricks and
>> hope that gluster will repair it?
>> Bruce
>> Joink LLC
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> --
> Justin Dossey
> CTO, PodOmatic
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