[Gluster-users] Syntax for creating arbiter volumes in gluster 4.0

Ravishankar N ravishankar at redhat.com
Wed Dec 20 10:14:48 UTC 2017


The existing syntax in the gluster CLI for creating arbiter volumes is 
`gluster volume create <volname> replica 3 arbiter 1 <list of bricks>` . 
It means (or at least intended to mean) that out of the 3 bricks, 1 
brick is the arbiter.
There has been some feedback while implementing arbiter support in 
glusterd2 for glusterfs-4.0 that we should change this to `replica 2 
arbiter 1` , meaning that there are 2 replica (data) bricks and the 3rd 
one is the arbiter (which only holds meta data).

See [1] for some discussions. What does everyone feel is more user 
friendly and intuitive?


[1] https://github.com/gluster/glusterd2/pull/480

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