[Gluster-users] Expanding a distributed disperse volume: some questions about the action plan
cobanserkan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 13:49:50 UTC 2018
>in order to copy the data from the old volume to the new one, I need a third machine that can mount both the volumes; it's possible? if yes, which gluster client version should I use/install on the "bridge" machine?
Yes it is possible, you need to install old client version to bridge
server, old clients can talk to new servers
Why not just extend the old cluster & rebalance and then upgrade to
latest version of glusterfs?
On Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 3:18 PM, Mauro Tridici <mauro.tridici at cmcc.it> wrote:
> Dear Users,
> just one year ago, we implemented a tier2 storage based on GlusterFS
> v.3.10.5 and we can say that it works like a charm.
> The GlusterFS volume has been created using 3 physical servers (each server
> contains 12 disks, 1 brick per disk).
> Below, you can find some information about the gluster volume type
> Volume Name: tier2
> Type: Distributed-Disperse
> Volume ID: a28d88c5-3295-4e35-98d4-210b3af9358c
> Status: Started
> Snapshot Count: 0
> Number of Bricks: 6 x (4 + 2) = 36
> Transport-type: tcp
> Now, it's time to expand this volume so we bought 3 new servers similar to
> the 3 existing servers. Since we would like to upgrade the Gluster version
> to last available one, we would like to know if the following action plan is
> correct and safe:
> 1) creation of a new gluster distributed disperse volume (6x(4+2)) using the
> 3 new servers and the new gluster version;
> 2) copy of all the data saved on the old gluster volume to the new one;
> 3) complete erasure of three old servers operating system;
> 4) installation of the last available version of the operating system and
> glusterfs software stack on the three old servers;
> 5) expansion of the volume (created at point nr.1) adding the new bricks
> (created at point nr.4)
> If our action plan can be considered "validated", I have an other question:
> - in order to copy the data from the old volume to the new one, I need a
> third machine that can mount both the volumes; it's possible? if yes, which
> gluster client version should I use/install on the "bridge" machine?
> Thank you very much for your attention.
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