[Gluster-users] Automatic arbiter volumes on distributed/replicated volumes with replica 2?

André Bauer abauer at magix.net
Thu Mar 24 09:09:32 UTC 2016

Hi List,

we just upgraded out 4 node cluster from 3.5.8 to 3.7.8.

Because of replica 2 on all volumes i run into problems with read only
file systems of vm images when running on 3.5.x. As i know now the
solution would be to have replica 3 or at least use arbiter volumes.

Yesterday i stumbled over this post in the list which i missed before
(damn spam filter):


Steve Dainard is pointing out that 3.7.x uses an automatic arbiter, when
you have 4 nodes configured as distributed/replicated.

Is this true? Could not find something about it in the documentation :-/

Would be nice i could save on having 2 more nodes this way.

If not, is there a chance to see such feature in the future?

André Bauer

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