[Gluster-users] 2 nodes volume with existing data
pchevalier at imajing.org
Thu May 19 12:47:50 UTC 2016
Le 19/05/2016 12:06, Anuradha Talur a écrit :
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Atin Mukherjee" <amukherj at redhat.com>
>> To: "CHEVALIER Pierre" <pchevalier at imajing.org>, gluster-users at gluster.org
>> Cc: "Pranith Kumar Karampuri" <pkarampu at redhat.com>, "Ravishankar N" <ravishankar at redhat.com>, "Anuradha Talur"
>> <atalur at redhat.com>
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:02:55 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] 2 nodes volume with existing data
>> On 05/17/2016 01:59 PM, CHEVALIER Pierre wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I have found a similar question in the ML but didn't find the answer I
>>> My situation is the following :
>>> We have 2 existing data storage unit with 72TB each, with 10TB left.
>>> Currently these storage unit are synced using rsync periodically. We
>>> want to tansform these 2 nodes into glusterfs bricks without loosing any
>>> data or deleting a node.
>>> I was thinking setting up the 2 nodes with glusterfs in replica this way :
>>> 1) Rsync server1/brick1 and server2/brick2 content
>>> 2) Create the gluster replica and start :
>>> gluster volume create volume1 replica 2 transport tcp server1:/brick1
>>> gluster volume start volume1
>> Gluster heavily depends on extended attributes for its business logic
>> and hence configuring a brick with existing data means that the extended
>> attributes would not be set for these files and hence this may not work
>> as per the expectation.
>> Given that you have a restriction using another brick, I'd suggest you
>> to do the following:
>> 1. Delete all the contents of server2/brick as this is a secondary copy
>> 2. Create a plain distributed volume in server2 with server2/brick1
>> 2. Start the volume
>> 3. Mount the volume and then do copy the content from server1/brick1 to
>> the mount point.
>> 4. Probe server2 into the cluster
>> 5. Perform an add-brick with server1/brick by gluster volume add-brick
>> <volname> replica 2 <brick name> (Again make sure the content is deleted
>> 6. This should trigger the self heal
> As of now converting a plain distribute volume to distribute replicate is not going to
> automatically heal the files. (We are working on a solution for this.)
> If you really want to go ahead with this method then I'd recommend you to do the following :
> 1) Stop I/O on your volume.
> 2) Add the new brick.
> 3) Stop and start your gluster volume
> 4) Trigger lookup on the files from mount point by doing find . | xargs stat on the mount point.
> This should trigger heals on the new brick.
OK this is good news, I wanted to avoid to have no backup of the content.
So after that I mount the new volume as gluster fs and can start I/O on
Thanks for these informations.
>> However since the data volume is very high, self heal can take a longer
>> time to sync and finish.
>> Also with a two node setup prevention of split brains is not guaranteed.
>> An arbiter volume or a 3 way replica would be the solution to tackle
>> this problem.
>> Since I am not an AFR expert, I'd like to get a sign off from AFR team
>> (In cc) before you try this out.
>>> Then, should I run a healing process, or stat each files in order to
>>> self heal ?
>>> What happens if there is a slight difference between the 2 nodes,
>>> mathematically if :
>>> server1/brick1= server2/brick1+delta
>>> Will the delta part impact server1, or will it be lost ?
>>> Maybe I worry for nothing, but as these 2 nodes host important data, I
>>> wanted to make sure that eveything is OK.
>>> Thanks for your help !
>>> Pierre CHEVALIER
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