[Gluster-users] 3.7 Arbiter and/or quorum

Ravishankar N ravishankar at redhat.com
Thu Jul 16 11:43:20 UTC 2015

On 07/16/2015 04:31 PM, Kingsley wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-07-15 at 22:39 +0530, Ravishankar N wrote:
>> On 07/15/2015 09:22 PM, Scott Harvanek wrote:
>>> I saw Ravi mention something earlier about the new arbiter volumes in 3.7
>>> - Can you run a arbiter 3.7 server volume with 3.6 clients?  Or does
>>> this not work?
>> Unfortunately, no. This is because the logic for the feature is mostly
>> in the AFR translator which is loaded on the client process (with some
>> minor logic in the arbiter translator loaded on the brick process). So
>> both clients and servers need to be 3.7.
> Is there any harm in running 3.6 clients with a 3.7 cluster?

No harm if you are not using arbiter volumes.

> We're currently running 3.6.3 and if we upgrade the cluster to 3.7 at
> some point it would be nice to know whether we can upgrade the clients
> in a separate step (given that we have a reasonable number of them).

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