[Gluster-users] Quorum in distributed-replicate volume

Dave Sherohman dave at sherohman.org
Tue Feb 27 12:05:36 UTC 2018

On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 04:59:36PM +0530, Karthik Subrahmanya wrote:
> > > Since arbiter bricks need not be of same size as the data bricks, if you
> > > can configure three more arbiter bricks
> > > based on the guidelines in the doc [1], you can do it live and you will
> > > have the distribution count also unchanged.
> >
> > I can probably find one or more machines with a few hundred GB free
> > which could be allocated for arbiter bricks if it would be sigificantly
> > simpler and safer than repurposing the existing bricks (and I'm getting
> > the impression that it probably would be).
> Yes it is the simpler and safer way of doing that.
> >   Does it particularly matter
> > whether the arbiters are all on the same node or on three separate
> > nodes?
> >
>  No it doesn't matter as long as the bricks of same replica subvol are not
> on the same nodes.

OK, great.  So basically just install the gluster server on the new
node(s), do a peer probe to add them to the cluster, and then

gluster volume create palantir replica 3 arbiter 1 [saruman brick] [gandalf brick] [arbiter 1] [azathoth brick] [yog-sothoth brick] [arbiter 2] [cthulhu brick] [mordiggian brick] [arbiter 3]

Or is there more to it than that?

Dave Sherohman

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