GlusterFS is a scale-out NAS file system that runs over Ethernet or Infiniband RDMA interconnect. GlusterFS is now owned by Red Hat.

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Is there a way to synchronize my distributed storage infrastructure with file changes possible on each location? [closed]

I need a storage device in 3 different location. Each device will have 4TB of storage. At least 2TB should be a 'shared folder' working like Dropbox: when a user change a file in one location, the ...
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Can XFS or GlusterFS replace my ZFS needs?

Right now I have a FreeBSD hosts with ZFS and NFSv4. It is replicated to another FreeBSD box for backup purposes. The ZFS features that are important to me are software RAID6 snapshots, or some ...
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What kind of “volume/storage management” has the largest support/feature set these days? [closed]

(DISCLAIMER: This is "time bound" as probably every other question, I just point it out now instead of implicating it) part of reviewing a few basic decisions for our infrastructure is once again the ...
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Glusterfs distributed replicated small files performance

I've set up 4 distributed replicated servers with glusterfs on top of xfs partitions on hyperv server (dynamic vhdx) virtual disks. The NICs are 6x1Gbit (teamed on hyperv). I share it through samba ...
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Linux file/storage server to be used in windows environment

I need to create storage server (file server) to store backups and user files from Windows machines. I'm thinking to take CentOS 6.3 as a new server OS and setup samba sharing. All of the sudden I ...
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GlusterFs + zfs xattr

i'm trying to setup a small fileserver using GlusterFs over Zfs over two boxes that are currently running ubuntu 13.04. i'm currently using glusterfs and zfs-fuse from ubuntu repositories and with ...
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How do I perform an I/O network performance benchmark [closed]

For testing read in an attached devices I use hdparm, now I installed glusterfs and I need to perform a network filesystem benchmark. What tools you will use in this case ?
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Is GlusterFS a good pick for keeping webservers in sync?

I've got 2 webservers, with the chance of having to add more servers along the way. Right now I keep these servers in synch using lsyncd + csync2. It works well performance wise because all files are ...
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GlusterFS - 'Host not connected' when creating a volume on VBox VMs

I'm trying to deploy a simple GlusterFS cluster on CentOS using Virtualbox. I only have two nodes (gluster-node1 and gluster-node4) with two bricks each and I'm creating a volume with replica level 2. ...
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Why can't I create this gluster volume?

I'm setting up my first Gluster 3.4 install and all is good up until I want to create a distributed replicated volume. I have 4 servers 192.168.0.11, 192.168.0.12, 192.168.0.13 & 192.168.0.14. ...
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Replace a gluster fs brick with a new server

Important details: We're running gluster 3.2.5 across 4 servers (two at each data center that replicate to the other two) all running debian squeeze (although if possible I would like the ...
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What is the best private cloud storage setup

I need to create a private cloud and I'm searching for the best setup. These are my 2 most important requirements 1. Disk and system redundant 2. Price / GB as low as possible The system is going to ...
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GlusterFS direct I/O mode

Could you please help me to understand 'direct-io-mode' in GlusterFS. I'm getting better read results with direct I/O mode disabled - is it mean that in disabled mode it's writing/reading from cache ...
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Cant mount GlusterFS volume on EC2 client

After a few days of trial and error I have successfully created my gluster volume on an EC2 instance (a single one at the moment) and it is successfully started… [root@domU-12-31-39-10-26-7E ...
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Trying to add more mirror servers

I currently have 2 vps running on the same provider and they serve web files. server1.example.com server2.example.com I used glusterFS to create a file Replication system between 2 nodes. ( server1 ...
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GlusterFS Mount Keeps Disconnecting Randomly

We are using GlusterFS to provide a distributed file system on 2 web servers which use a shared media directory and cache. So i have created 2 gluster volumes (media and var) and have mounted these in ...
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Can I use an Amazon Load Balancer in front of multiple GlusterFS EC2 instances?

I'm encountering an interesting problem with setting up a High-Availability file system cluster on EC2. The idea behind the setup is simple: 2 GlusterFS nodes are in two separate availability zones ...
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How can I repair dir total-size with gluster self-heal

I build a glusterfs cluster, and the type is the Striped Replicated Volumes with 4 servers like that: Volume Name: test-volume Type: Striped-Replicate Volume ID: bdb596e6-a7d2-44a4-8791-1b4fdc57469c ...
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Gluster: What's a Brick vs a Node

I'm having a small problem understanding Gluster Bricks and Nodes. In particular, on the 3.3.0 Administration Guide, eg, page 12 - 13, the discussion on "Striped Volumes" vs "Distributed Striped ...
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Distributed storage [closed]

At my University Department we are about to upgrade the computers of our student lab (about 25-30 machines). The machines will be running Linux. One thing about the new machines is that they have ...
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connection lost to glustferfs when amazon ec2 internal ip address changes

My web site running on EC2 instances. Web servers stores dynamic data in glusterfs servers. When the glusterfs instances are restarted, their ip addresses changes, so that web servers lost the ...
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failed to fetch volume file

When my client try to connect gluster server it gives below error: [glusterfsd-mgmt.c:1627:mgmt_getspec_cbk] 0-mgmt: failed to fetch volume file (key:gluster_vol_0) My client is an Amazon Linux ...
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ec2 instance cant mount glusterfs server

My EC2 instance tries to mount glusterfs volume whic located on another EC2 instance . client instance's /etc/fstab file contains: glusterserver1:/export/brick1 /mnt/glusterfs glusterfs defaults 0 ...
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GlusterFs - high load 90-107% CPU

I try and try and try to performance and fix problem with gluster, i try all. I served on gluster webpages, php files, images etc. I have problem after update from 3.3.0 to 3.3.1. I try 3.4 when i ...
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insalling glusterfs client on Amazon Linux AMI

I created glusterfs instances using Ubuntu TLS AMI. I want my existing instances (Amazon Linux AMI) connect to glusterfs servers. There is no Amazon Linux folder at the glusterfs's download page: ...
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defining EBS volume size to use with glusterfs

I'm trying to build a glusterfs network file system on Amazon EC2. I trying to define EBS Volume size. I'm planning to use 2 x 12Gb volumes at the begining stage and then add extra volumes in the ...
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Are ZFS clustered filesystems possible?

Is it possible to create a ZFS cluster? Or would you need to go the seemingly ugly (to me at least) route of ZFS with UFS formatted pools governed by GlusterFS? The idea is to see if it is possible ...
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installing glusterfs on amazon ec2

My drupal website running on Amazon EC2 cloud. My instances use S3 storage for dynamic files. But I realized that S3 is too slow and it may cause problems. I want to use glusterfs instead of S3. To ...
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Unable to connect to GlusterFS

I have created a Gluster containing two servers with relocation enabled between both. Then a gluster share is created and tried to mount from a third server. It was successful. Then created a second ...
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How many Gluster Volumes is allowed in single server

I have created one Gluster Volume sudo gluster volume create devshare transport tcp server1:/mnt/test GFS1 in server1 and able to mount the share on server2 sudo mount -t glusterfs ...
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Owner/Group issue on Mirror server

I am running Gluster-FS with a High-Availability Storage setup. Both client and server nodes have NginX running to serve same files. main.mysite.com mirror1.mysite.com ..etc.. The problem is that ...
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Import Xen Server VHD

I am trialing using a distributed file system as the backend storage for my Xen Servers. I have set up the DFS (distributed file system) (using CentOS and GlusterFS) and everything is working ...
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Certain operations like 'ls' hang in 4-node gluster setup

I have a 4-node gluster setup with replication set to 2. The 'ls' command hangs on the Gluster mount that I have created. The other operations such as creating a file or reading a file work fine. ...
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glusterfs to replicate files to other servers

I've got multiple servers which all need to have the same content in /home. In other words, if the file /home/user1/test.txt is updated on server A, this needs to be replicated to all other servers in ...
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Should I disable Software-RAID if I already have a redundant copy

My hosting provider preconfigures the servers I rent with RAID-1. However, for redundancy, I am planning to have another copy of the data on another server using GlusterFS. Can I disable the RAID-1 ...
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Gluster bricks are offline and errors in logs

I have substituted all the IP addresses with hostnames and renamed configs (IP to hostname) in /var/lib/glusterd by my shell script. After that I restarted Gluster Daemon and the volume. Then I ...
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Gluster volume create -> host not a friend

If I use IPs to create Gluster volume, it works well, but when I use hostnames, it says: Host glustertest1 not a friend glustertest1 is Route 53 name which resolves to EC2 Instance private address. ...
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Mounting Replicated Gluster Multi-AZ Storage

I have Replicated Gluster Storage which is used by Auto scaling Servers. Both, Auto scaling and Storage are allocated in two Availability zones. Gluster: Number of Bricks: 4 x 2 = 8 Transport-type: ...
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Strange processes on Server consume CPU

I have noticed 15% CPU load on the Server which is currently offline. It has mounted GlusterFS volume over TCP. Looking through the top, it shown me it's glusterfs. After that I tried to figure what ...
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XenServer Offsite Replication

I am trying to find the best way to migrate my VHD's to my DataCenter offsite for DR purposes. Currently I have a number of Xen Stacks setup as the following: Dual RAID ISCSI SAN multipathed to at ...
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Alternative to GlusterFS [closed]

I need to create a redunant 2-linux machines configuration so that the files on server1:/dir are in sync with the files on server2:/dir I managed to configure GlusterFs to do this but while it works ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 glusterfs volume failed to mount at boot time

I have just setup 7 KVM guests, all running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit Minimal server to test out glusterfs 3.2.5 from the Ubuntu official repo. Two of them form a mirrored pair (i.e. replica 2), and five ...
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Is it a good idea to mount gluster volume on same machine as volume itself?

I have following gluster volume, details are as follows Volume Name: geo-vol Type: Distribute Status: Started Number of Bricks: 1 Transport-type: tcp Bricks: Brick1: bst:/backup Options ...
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How to configure GlusterFS for a low-latency read, async write setup with a volatile number of nodes?

I need a storage system with the following requirements: Dynamic pool of Linux EC2 application servers (1-20) that autoscale daily Low latency reads Possibly async writes (<5 minutes) Most posix ...
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Mounting GlusterFS share under www-data user

Problem: After directory is auto-mounted, Web Server has no write permissions to it. Question: How to auto-mount GlusterFS endpoint via /etc/fstab so that mount point belongs to www-data after it's ...
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GlusterFS unable to add a new peer

I am playing with / testing GlusterFS and I like it so far. I think I can put it to good use. I setup 5 Virtual Machines on a server (this is just for the playing/testing part) and installed Ubuntu ...
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Scalable storage backed for serving php/html

I would like to have a scalable storage system as backed for web servers serving php/HTML. I was looking at glusterfs, that seems rather stable. My question is, does it really scale? Can I think to ...
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Umount stale glusterfs partition

I am using glusterfs on several Ubuntu servers: two of them are running glusterfs servers in replication mode. Without any clear error, the glusterfs partition became stale and the system shows this ...
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GLUSTERFS or DFSR

Been reading (here) and other about GLUSTERFS. Anyone have first hand experience going with DFSR vs. GLUSTERFS or switching between the two? DFSR = Microsoft's Distrubted File System Replication or ...
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Gluster with s3ql mounted brick?

I am trying to test run Gluster with a volume consisting of two local bricks, the first being a plain directory and the second being a s3ql based mount. Having just the plain directory as a unique ...