[Gluster-users] Glusterfs as databse store

Alex K rightkicktech at gmail.com
Sat Oct 10 14:53:55 UTC 2020


I am considering to setup database services on top GlusterFS.
The databases would be mariadb or postgresql. I would add later influxdb.
I was wondering if it is a good idea to use glusterfs as a database
storage, so as to achieve simple high availability without  configuring DB
replication. I can configure in this way a simple active/passive cluster
where the DB service would run only one one node at a time. I would prefer
gluster for its simplicity vs DRBD.

Reading from the docs i see that this is not recommended?


Gluster does not support so called “structured data”, meaning live, SQL
databases. Of course, using Gluster to backup and restore the database
would be fine

In case one could use glusterfs, what gluster perf options are recommended
to enable so as to avoid performance issues?

Thanx for any ideas and tips,
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