[Gluster-users] Automation of single server addition to replica

Joe Julian joe at julianfamily.org
Wed Nov 9 00:23:15 UTC 2016

Replicas are defined in the order bricks are listed in the volume create 
command. So gluster volume create myvol replica 2 server1:/data/brick1 
server2:/data/brick1 server3:/data/brick1 server4:/data/brick1 will 
replicate between server1 and server2 and replicate between server3 and 

See also 

On 11/08/2016 03:28 PM, Lopez, Dan-Joe wrote:
> Hello All,
>                 I’d like to automate a gluster replica cluster in a 
> way that allows me to later add single servers on the fly.  I can’t 
> seem to understand from the docs how I might achieve this.  It seems 
> logical that a replica cluster needs to have at least 2 servers 
> initially, but thereafter, I see no reason that I shouldn’t be able to 
> add a single server to the cluster.  From what I have read, it seems 
> that the number of servers I add in the future needs to match the 
> number of servers that I started with.
> e.g. replica 1 doesn’t really make sense, and isn’t allowed, but if I 
> start with replica n; I must always add n servers at a time to the 
> volume, I can’t just add one server to have an n+1 replica…
> If anyone could point me in the right direction here, I’d really 
> appreciate it.
> Dan-Joe Lopez
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