[Gluster-users] 'ERROR: parsing the volfile failed' on fresh install

Ben Mabey ben.mabey at recursionpharma.com
Wed Dec 13 03:22:59 UTC 2017

Hi all,
I’m trying out gluster by following the Quick Start guide on two fresh installs of Ubuntu 16.04. One one node I was able to install and start gluster just fine. One the other node I am running into the following:

$ sudo service glusterd start
Job for glusterd.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status glusterd.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

$ sudo journalctl -xe | tail
-- Unit glusterd.service has begun starting up.
Dec 12 20:17:46 u101410 GlusterFS[29360]: [glusterfsd.c:2004:parse_cmdline] 0-glusterfs: ERROR: parsing the volfile failed [No such file or directory]
Dec 12 20:17:46 u101410 glusterd[29360]: USAGE: /usr/sbin/glusterd [options] [mountpoint]
Dec 12 20:17:46 u101410 systemd[1]: glusterd.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=255
Dec 12 20:17:46 u101410 systemd[1]: Failed to start GlusterFS, a clustered file-system server.
-- Subject: Unit glusterd.service has failed
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- Unit glusterd.service has failed.

I wasn’t able to find much information regarding this error. I have tried removing gluster (via sudo apt autoremove glusterfs-server) and reinstalling but that did not help.

Any ideas on what to try?


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