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

Shyam Ranganathan srangana at redhat.com
Wed Dec 20 15:23:07 UTC 2017

On 12/20/2017 05:14 AM, Ravishankar N wrote:
> Hi,
> 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).

I had an additional comment here,

Can we have arbiter 2/3/n? If so the count after the arbiter makes sense
(i.e retaining the '1'), if not then we should drop the number there,
and just call this an arbiter (or some such) volume type. If retained
for future multiple arbiter cases, then it is fine.

> See [1] for some discussions. What does everyone feel is more user
> friendly and intuitive?
> Thanks,
> Ravi
> [1] https://github.com/gluster/glusterd2/pull/480
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