[Gluster-users] Always writeable distributed volume

Jesper Led Lauridsen TS Infra server JLY at dr.dk
Wed Feb 1 14:00:55 UTC 2017

Arbiter, isn't that only used where you want replica, but same storage space.

I would like a distributed volume where I can write, even if one of the bricks fail. No replication.


> -----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
> Fra: Cedric Lemarchand [mailto:yipikai7 at gmail.com]
> Sendt: 1. februar 2017 13:41
> Til: Jesper Led Lauridsen TS Infra server <JLY at dr.dk>
> Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
> Emne: Re: [Gluster-users] Always writeable distributed volume
> Short answer : I think you need to add an arbiter node, this way the cluster
> keeps being writable when there is at least 2 nodes presents (eg 1 data node
> is down). This solve the split brain case where only 2 nodes are involved in
> the setup.
> Cheers
> --
> Cédric Lemarchand
> > Le 1 févr. 2017 à 13:18, Jesper Led Lauridsen TS Infra server <JLY at dr.dk> a
> écrit :
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am wondering if it is possible to create an always writeable distributed
> volume.
> >
> > Reading the documentation I can figure out how. So is it possible?
> > If I understand the docs correctly. The DHT determines based on a hash of
> the filename, which brick to place the file. And if you have two bricks and
> loose one brick I can't create files DHT determines should be places on the
> failed brick.
> >
> > I have tried creating a distributed volume on two bricks/nodes. And as the
> feared I can't write files DHT determines should be placed on a failed node. I
> am well aware and can accept that I can't access or re-create files already
> created on the failed node. But I would like to write new files.
> >
> > Is there a setting/feature I can enable that allows me to create file on the
> available/online bricks even if DHT determines that the file should be placed
> on the unavailable/failed?
> >
> > My use case is: I want to use a Gluster volume for temporary storage that is
> always available, as in I can always mount and write to it . We have a lot of
> media file that is transcoded on user request and there need at temporary
> storage for this operation. All I need is a temporary, fast and always
> accessible storage with no data security/replica.
> >
> > Regards
> > Jesper
> >
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