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

Ravishankar N ravishankar at redhat.com
Fri Dec 22 04:31:41 UTC 2017

Thanks wk, Jim and Shyam for the feedback.  Let us go with `replica 2 
arbiter 1` in that case.

@Shyam, There are no plans to make arbiter count more than 1, but I 
think it is better to have it stated explicitly. If we are not going 
with a new volume type but  say `replica 2 arbiter` and give 3 brick 
paths, it can be confusing, so sticking to `replica 2 arbiter 1 for now.


On 12/20/2017 03:44 PM, 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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