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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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: /mnt/glusterfs/...
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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 ...
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What techniques do you use to design and scale a web app horizontally (in EC2)?

Specifically I'm looking for techniques for scaling a web application which has no central database server, in the cloud, but general advice is great. I have come across GlusterFS, which looks great, ...
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How to manage processes-to-CPU cores affinities?

I use a distributed user-space filesystem (GlusterFS) and I would like to be sure GlusterFS processes will always have the computing power they need. Each execution node of my grid have 2 CPU, with 4 ...
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gluster IOPS performance

Can "gluster" serve FLV files without any front-end server layers just using the built-in HTTP protocol ? How would the IOPS compare to standard apache serving? Would gluster help me with I/O limits ...
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Distributed File Systems

So, I've been reading several articles around ServerFault as well as google. (For Example, this link) My Requirements are very similar to the link above, however i'd like to also have dynamic or at ...
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Pitfalls to using Gluster as a home/profile directory server?

I was asking recently about options for divvying up access to file servers, as we have a NAS solution that gets fairly bogged down when our users (with giant profiles, especially) all log in nearly ...
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What is the recommended GlusterFS configuration for a growing website?

I have a website that is tracking towards 50 million hits per day average, and within the next 3 months should be over 100 million hits per day. We are trying to use GlusterFS v 3.0.0 (with latest ...
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MogileFS/GlusterFS/etc + Amazon EBS + Amazon EC2

I have a web application that serves binary files (images, etc). Our application runs on Amazon EC2. We were originally going to use Amazon S3 to store and serve these files, this is no longer an ...