[Gluster-users] Competing directories with brick

Jordan Willis jwillis0720 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 8 01:12:32 UTC 2014

Hi everyone,

I’m new to GlusterFS and I had a very simple question about partitions:

My setup looks like this -

Server 1: /external/array1/brick1/
Server 2: /external/array2/brick2/
Server 3: /external/array3/brick3/
I then used GlusterFS to make a distributed file system with each brick1,2,3 into one volume to mount.

My question is what happens to GlusterFS if I add something to array1,2,3 where the brick is stored. It is competing for space on the partition. For instance, say I have a constantly growing directory at /external/array1/growing_directory

How would that effect GlusterFS distributed file system. Will it know how to shrink the brick due to the growing directory that is competing with space?

thanks so much

PS. I have double posted on SO, but I don’t think that is the best place for it since there are only 32 questions about GlusterFS on the entire site. I don’t think it will be answered. 

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