[Gluster-users] glusterfs best usage / best storage type or model

Joe Julian joe at julianfamily.org
Mon Mar 28 08:53:32 UTC 2016

You're "wasting" the same amount of space either way. Make 37 8TB bricks and use disperse.

On March 28, 2016 10:33:52 AM GMT+02:00, Roman <romeo.r at gmail.com> wrote:
>Thanks for an option, but it seems that it is not that good in our
>situation. I can't waste storage space on bricks for disperse and
>volumes require having bricks of the same size. We will start with
>distributed volume of uneven size at the beginning. As we are speaking
>archive server, it is not that critical, if some portion of data won't
>available for some time (maintenance time). Having like 22 disks per
>makes the proability of raid5 failure,when 2 or more disks will fail a
>higher though, so I'll really have to decide something about it :)
>2016-03-28 1:35 GMT+03:00 Russell Purinton
><russell.purinton at gmail.com>:
>> You might get better results if you forget about using RAID all
>> For example, GlusterFS supports “disperse” volumes which act like
>> It has the advantage that you can maintain access to things even if a
>> server goes down. If you are using local RAID for redundancy and that
>> server goes offline you’ll be missing files.
>> On Mar 27, 2016, at 6:29 PM, Roman <romeo.r at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Need an advice from heavy glusterfs users and may be devs..
>> Going to give a try for glusterfs in new direction for me. All the
>time I
>> was using GlusterFS as VM storage for KVM guests.
>> Now going to use it as a main distributed storage archive for
>> (scanned) books in one of libraries in Estonia.
>> At the very start we are going to scan about 346 GB - 495 GB daily,
>> is about 7000 - 10 000 pages. 600 GB in the future. There are some
>> files per book: a small xml file and compressed pdf (while all the
>> files will be tiff). This data goes to production server and then we
>> going to archive it on our new glusterfs archive.
>> At this moment, we've got 2 servers:
>> one with 22x8TB 5400 RPM SATA HDD disks
>> second with 15x8TB 5400 RPM SATA HDD disks
>> We are planning to add remaining disks to the second server at the
>end of
>> the year, being budget based institue is crap, I know. So it should
>be as
>> easy as extend LVM volume and remount it.
>> Both the servers will run raid5 or raid6, haven't decided yet, but as
>> need as much storage space as possibe per server, seems like it will
>> raid5.
>> At this moment I'm planing to create just a single distributed
>> over these two servers and mount them on the production server, so it
>> archive files there. So it would be like 168+112 = 280 TB storage
>pool. We
>> are planing to extend this one anually, by adding HDDs to second
>server at
>> the end of first year and then adding some storage by extending the
>> of servers, wich means, just adding the bricks to the distributed
>> massive.
>> Any better solutions or possibilities ?
>> --
>> Best regards,
>> Roman.
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