[Gluster-users] Convert existing volume to shard volume

André Bauer abauer at magix.net
Tue Mar 22 12:01:34 UTC 2016

Thanks for the Info...

Am 17.03.2016 um 18:21 schrieb Krutika Dhananjay:
> If you want the existing files in your volume to get sharded, you would
> need to
> a. enable sharding on the volume and configure block size, both of which
> you have already done,
> b. cp the file(s) into the same volume with temporary names
> c. once done, you can rename the temporary paths back to their old names.
> HTH,
> Krutika
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 9:51 PM, André Bauer <abauer at magix.net
> <mailto:abauer at magix.net>> wrote:
>     Hi List,
>     i just upgraded from 3.5.8 to 3.7.8 and want to convert my existing VM
>     Images volume to a shard volume now:
>     gluster volume set dis-rep features.shard on
>     gluster volume set dis-rep features.shard-block-size 16MB
>     How are the existing image files handled?
>     Do i need to start rebalance to convert existing files?
>     Or is it better to start with an empty volume?
>     If so, why?
>     --
>     Regards
>     André
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