[Gluster-users] GlusterFS as virtual machine storage

lemonnierk at ulrar.net lemonnierk at ulrar.net
Wed Aug 23 16:59:25 UTC 2017

What he is saying is that, on a two node volume, upgrading a node will
cause the volume to go down. That's nothing weird, you really should use
3 nodes.

On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 06:51:55PM +0200, Gionatan Danti wrote:
> Il 23-08-2017 18:14 Pavel Szalbot ha scritto:
> > Hi, after many VM crashes during upgrades of Gluster, losing network
> > connectivity on one node etc. I would advise running replica 2 with
> > arbiter.
> Hi Pavel, this is bad news :(
> So, in your case at least, Gluster was not stable? Something as simple 
> as an update would let it crash?
> > I once even managed to break this setup (with arbiter) due to network
> > partitioning - one data node never healed and I had to restore from
> > backups (it was easier and kind of non-production). Be extremely
> > careful and plan for failure.
> I would use VM locking via sanlock or virtlock, so a split brain should 
> not cause simultaneous changes on both replicas. I am more concerned 
> about volume heal time: what will happen if the standby node 
> crashes/reboots? Will *all* data be re-synced from the master, or only 
> changed bit will be re-synced? As stated above, I would like to avoid 
> using sharding...
> Thanks.
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