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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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 ...
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glusterfs configuration files and chef

Seems impossible to find any info on configuration files for Gluster's most recent version (3.2.x). I'd like to use configuration files as opposed to the CLI because I'd like to automate ...
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what is the difference between Redhat Virtual Storage Appliance and GlusterFS?

GlusterFS still offers the open source software. But since Redhat has re-branded GlusterFS as Redhat Virtual Storage Appliance, I am confused about what will be good for production environment. Is ...
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GlusterFS issues for Web Serving

I've just tried doing a replicated Gluster setup between 2 web servers. The performance was very poor with simple PHP file operations like file_exists and is_readable taking 15 - 30ms each. A ...
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Horrible performing RAID

I have a small GlusterFS Cluster with two storage servers providing a replicated volume. Each server has 2 SAS disks for the OS and logs and 22 SATA disks for the actual data striped together as a ...
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Percona XtraDB Cluster with GlusterFS

We are deploying a GlusterFS cluster with 4 nodes, and we want to deploy the Percona XtraDB Cluster on top of it with 4 nodes, each node will have a mounted folder from the GlusterFS, each mount will ...
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Avoiding SPOFS with GlusterFS and Windows

We have a GlusterFS cluster we use for our processing function. We want to get Windows integrated into it, but are having some trouble figuring out how to avoid the single-point-of-failure that is a ...
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Mounting Gluster Volumes [closed]

I have created Hosted Zone with 2 IP addresses of Gluster Cluster, both IP are returned by dig. After mounting Gluster, I cannot ls mount point as it takes long time. mount shows me it's mounted, but ...
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150 TB and growing, but how to grow?

My group currently has two largish storage servers, both NAS running debian linux. The first is an all-in-one 24-disk (SATA) server that is several years old. We have two hardware RAIDS set up on it ...
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NAS Performance: NFS vs Samba vs GlusterFS

I am planning my new shared storage infrastructure for a small webserver farm. Therefore i ran a lot of tests with a lot of NAS filesystems. By doing so, i got some unexpected results and would like ...
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HW/SW Design: 2 Petabyte of storage

Disclaimer Yes I'm asking you to design a system for me :) I'm tasked to design a system to store about 10 TB / day with a retention time of 180 days. My first approach would be to go with GlusterFS ...
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GlusterFS vs Mogile vs Others?

I have been looking at GlusterFS and MogileFS (Ceph and BTRFS are off the cards for me, as they don't seem production ready yet). I am developing a web app for file sharing, that will store and ...
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GlusterFS vs Ceph, which is better for production use in 2012? [closed]

This is the same question that was asked here, but it's been almost two years since. Meanwhile Ceph has seen constant development (361 kernel commits) and btrfs, in my opinion, is on the verge of ...
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glusterfs and dovecot problems

Ive got two servers with a shared glusterfs disk, both running dovecot and serving mail from this shared disk. Users read mail only from one of these servers but mail gets delivered to both. ...
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Amazon AutoScaling and GlusterFS

I have setup Elastic load balancing with 5 EC2 instance registered with the load balancer. To our website users upload their data(images), we store these images in network attached storage (NAS). We ...
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redundancy scalability cluster software suporting nginx? [closed]

I'm having some problems with a filesharing storage configuration that we recently set-up. We moved onto a NAS (1x24TB) recently for our video streaming service. We set-up 9 front end servers that ...
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Hypervisor and GlusterFS (or similar) on same physical host?

I've inherited a bunch of hardware from a failed project. They're SuperMicro 2U servers with 24x SATA HDD or SSDs. I've been tasked with turning this rack of generic hardware into a IaaS cluster. I'm ...
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Can someone explain this GlusterFS setup?

After digging around to understand how to setup replication using gluster I've come across this question: Can Apache Read The GlusterFS Brick Directly But Write To The GlusterFS Mount? I've also ...
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What exactly does Gluster do?

I've been playing with gluster for the last 2 days and been asking questions here and on their questions system. I really don't understand some of the stuff. I see people saying stuff like Set up ...
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Solution for two-way file-system transparent solution

I need to implement some sort of HA setup where 2 servers need to be able to always be in sync, no matter on which one you write on. The DB part can be covered by a master-master replication setup. ...
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How to monitor glusterfs volumes

Glusterfs, while being a nice distributed filesystem, provides almost no way to monitor it's integrity. Servers can come and go, bricks might get stale or fail and I afraid to know about that when it ...
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Filesystem redundancy + speed

Looking for some input and if anyone has conquered this problem with a solution they feel confident about. Looking to setup a fault tolerant web environment. So the setup is a few nodes behind a ...
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GlusterFS as elastic file storage?

Is there any way to run GlusterFS in a replicated mode, but with the ability to dynamically scale the volume up and down? Say you have 3 servers all running glusterd. your Gluster volume would have ...
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OpenX Cluster Rsync vs Coud File System?

I am working on putting together a cluster for openx and had a question with regard to clustered file systems vs rsync. Here is my current setup: -2 workhorse boxes load balanced to serve and count ...
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How do GlusterFS permissions work on Linux?

I'm putting together a horizontally scaled Apache/GluserFS setup. I'm trying to figure out how Gluster deals with permissions. I'm going to have several hosts reading and writing to the Gluster File ...
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Need suggestions for a R/W distributed file system for a webserver cluster running Apache+PHP

In the last few months, I've been trying to find the best way to share the content of multiple websites across multiple web servers (12+) all running Apache+PHP. One of the biggest challenge I face is ...
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How do cluster file systems avoid race conditions?

How do cluster file systems avoid the myriad of possible race conditions? I'm trying to get a grip on using a cluster file system in a Master-Master architecture. I'm thinking specifically about ...
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Can you create a glusterfs with existing data in a directory?

I'm looking into convert a single server/comp into the start of a glusterfs distributed system. I already have a directory mounted on this server of 24TB RAID. I want to use this initial computer to ...
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Should I use GlusterFS as storage pool for KVM/Xen virtual machines?

Do you think that KVM (or XEN) virtual machine using GlusterFS as storage will be really slow? My idea is to use GlusterFS to avoid the limits of the local file system. If an hypervisor will go down, ...
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Experience with MooseFS? [closed]

Anyone have any experience using MooseFS? I want an easy distributed storage platform to store static data archive of about 10 TB and serve it to 20-40 nodes. Also I want to be able to add storage ...
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Write but not delete

We are using glusterfs for our cloud storage needs. Since the partition is open to many servers, we would like to disable file deletion as we don't delete or overwrite any file. Glusterfs does not ...
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GlusterFS with CIFS, quotas and LDAP

Has anyone had experience plugging GlusterFS and Openfiler together or something similar? Here is the motivation: Disk space on multiple server regrouped using GlusterFS Centralized access using ...
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Building for web node redundancy with load balancing on EC2

Currently we have on c1.medium webnode and an Amazon RDS sql server. The problem we face is that every now and then the webnode fails and the site goes down. I am considering mitigating this risk by ...
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Medium office fileserver: One professional server or multiple cheaper servers in cluster?

What would you recommend for a medium office fileserver? By medium office I mean roughly 100-150 users that connect to the fileserver sporadically during the day. We're talking about 2TB of data and ...
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recommend storage platform: Gluster Vs Nexenta

there is a new release version 3.0: http://www.gluster.com/community/documentation/index.php/Gluster_Storage_Platform has anyone tried this for VM storage? how does this compare to any ZFS based ...
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Clearer understanding for glusterfs for replication

On server01 I have installed and configured glusterfs-server and glusterfs-client to replicate directory /var/appdata to server02. It seems that anything works fine, but I'm not sure that I ...
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Can I run mysqld on top of glusterfs?

I have been playing with glusterfs recently. What I want to try is to run mysqld on top of the glusterfs in a similar way as it is possible to run MySQL on top of DRBD. I am familiar with MySQL ...
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Can Apache Read The GlusterFS Brick Directly But Write To The GlusterFS Mount?

I currently have 2 web servers (CentOS 5.5) and am using GlusterFS as client/server on both using Automatic File Replication. For both webservers: The GlusterFS mount point is: ...
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Using GlusterFS for simple replication

newbie question. I need to build this: /shared folder ~500GB of files, ~1MB each one. Two boxes (server1 and server2) connected by a 1Gbs LAN Every box needs to get r/w access to the files, so ...
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How to organise storage for media content such as video and music?

Currently, we have a single server hosting all content: music, video and software. This content is downloaded by users through HTTP. Now free space is coming to an end and we are exploring different ...