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

André Bauer abauer at magix.net
Thu Mar 24 11:00:49 UTC 2016

So if you have a 4 node cluster is it realy needed to have a third
replica? Imho the 2 of the nodes could also be used as arbiters?

Does it make sense to open a feature request in the bugtracker?


Am 24.03.2016 um 11:02 schrieb Ravishankar N:
> 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.
> -Ravi
>> 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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