[Gluster-users] EC clarification

Xavier Hernandez xhernandez at datalab.es
Wed Sep 21 12:42:28 UTC 2016

On 21/09/16 14:36, Gandalf Corvotempesta wrote:
> Il 01 set 2016 10:18 AM, "Xavier Hernandez" <xhernandez at datalab.es
> <mailto:xhernandez at datalab.es>> ha scritto:
>> If you put more than one fragment into the same server, you will lose
> all the fragments if the server goes down. If there are more than 4
> fragments on that server, the file will be unrecoverable until the
> server is brought up again.
>> Putting more than one fragment into a single server only makes sense
> to account for disk failures, since the protection against server
> failures is lower.
> Exactly, what i would like to ensure is that the 4 segments needed for
> recovery are placed automatically on at least 4 servers (and not on 4
> different bricks that could be on the same server)

You *must* ensure that *all* bricks forming a single disperse set are 
placed in a different server. There are no 4 special fragments. All 
fragments have the same importance. The way to do that is ordering them 
when the volume is created:

gluster volume create test disperse 16 redundancy 4 
server{1..20}:/bricks/test1 server{1..20}:/bricks/test2 

This way all 20 fragments from each disperse set will be placed in a 
different server. However each server will have 3 bricks and no fragment 
from a single file will be stored in more than one brick of each server.


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