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

Ravishankar N ravishankar at redhat.com
Thu Mar 24 10:02:38 UTC 2016

On 03/24/2016 02:39 PM, André Bauer wrote:
> 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):
> https://www.gluster.org/pipermail/gluster-users/2015-November/024191.html
> 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 :-/
There is no 'automatic' arbiter for replica 2. I think he was referring 
to the dummy node peer probed for maintaining server quorum.
> 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?

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