[Gluster-users] Backup data from gluster Brick

M S Vishwanath Bhat msvbhat at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 09:55:40 UTC 2016

On 16 February 2016 at 18:03, Kim Jahn <kim.jahn at makandra.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> is it safe to create desaster recovery backups from the bricks
> filesystem instead of the gluster storage? It would be much faster. Can
> there be some data missing or be wrong? I've tried to find an answer to
> that in the documentation but couldn't find anything.

When you backup your disk instead of gluster storage, you will have
reconstruct the volume again to get the full view of your data. Also the
data in bricks maybe incomplete or not correct depending on the type of
volume and it's status.

So I would suggest you to use few of the features provided by gluster
itself such as geo-rep[1] or snapshot[2]. You can also use the tool
glusterfind[3] to list the files which have been changed. You can build
your own backup with it.

Hope it helps

Best Regards,

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