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

Jim Kinney jim.kinney at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 19:52:24 UTC 2017

I think the replica 2 arbiter 1 is more clear towards the intent of the
I would also support :
replica n <brick 1>,<brick 2>,...,<brick n> arbiter m <brick 1>,<brick
2>,...<brick m>
as that makes it very clear what brick(s) should be the arbiter(s).
On Wed, 2017-12-20 at 15:44 +0530, 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).
> 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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