[Gluster-users] Backup and Restore strategy in Gluster FS 3.8.4
ben at apcera.com
Thu Sep 21 14:26:36 UTC 2017
Good point Diego. Thanks!
On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 9:49 AM, Diego Remolina <dijuremo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not so fast, 3.8.4 is the latest if you are using official RHEL rpms
> from Red Hat Gluster Storage, so support for that should go through
> your Red Hat subscription. If you are using the community packages,
> then yes, you want to update to a more current version.
> Seems like the latest is: 3.8.4-44.el7
> On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 1:45 PM, Ben Werthmann <ben at apcera.com> wrote:
> >> First, please note that gluster 3.8 is EOL and that 3.8.4 is rather old
> >> the 3.8 release, 3.8.15 is the current (and probably final) release of
> >> "With the release of GlusterFS-3.12, GlusterFS-3.8 (LTM) and
> >> GlusterFS-3.11 (STM) have reached EOL. Except for serious security
> issues no
> >> further updates to these versions are forthcoming. If you find a bug
> >> see if you can reproduce it with 3.10 or 3.12 and
> >> file a BZ if appropriate."
> >> http://lists.gluster.org/pipermail/packaging/2017-August/000363.html
> >> Gluster 3.12 includes '#1428061: Halo Replication feature for AFR
> >> translator' which was introduced in 3.11. See Halo Replication feature
> >> AFR has been introduced for a summary. 3.11 is EOL, best to use 3.12
> >> term release) if this is of interest to you.
> >> On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 4:18 AM, Sunil Aggarwal <sunchill.06 at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>> What is the preferred way of taking glusterfs backup?
> >>> I am using Glusterfs 3.8.4.
> >>> We've configured gluster on thick provisioned LV in which 50% of the VG
> >>> is kept free for the LVM snapshot.
> >> Gluster Volume Snapshots require each brick to have it's own thin LV.
> >> thin LVs are supported with volume snapshots.
> >> Gluster snapshots do not provide a recovery path in the event of
> >> catastrophic loss of a Gluster volume.
> >> - Gluster Volume Snapshots provide point-in-time recovery for a
> >> Gluster Volume. A restore will reset the entire volume to a previous
> >> point-in-time recovery point. Granular recovery may be performed with
> >> intervention.
> >> - User Serviceable Snapshots exposes Gluster Volume Snapshots via the
> >> .snaps directory in every directory of the mounted volume. Please review
> >> documentation for requirements specific to each protocol used to access
> >> gluster volume.
> >>> is it any different then taking snapshot on a thin provisioned LV?
> >> If you don't want Gluster Volume Snapshots, and are just looking to
> >> the current state of a volume, Gluster offers a number of features to
> >> recover from catastrophic loss of a Gluster volume.
> >> - Simple method: mount the gluster volume and run your backup utility
> >> choice
> >> - glusterfind generates a file list (full and incremental) for passing
> >> another utility to generate a backup. See:
> >> http://docs.gluster.org/en/latest/GlusterFS%20Tools/glusterfind/
> >> https://milindchangireblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/why-glusterfind/
> >> http://lists.gluster.org/pipermail/gluster-users/2017-
> >> - Geo-replication provides a distributed, continuous, asynchronous, and
> >> incremental replication service from one site to another over Local Area
> >> Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), and the Internet. (taken
> >> RedHat doc)
> >> Please see docs for additional info about each of the above:
> >> https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_
> >>> --
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Sunil Aggarwal
> >>> 844-734-5346
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