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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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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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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File locking with CTDB and GlusterFS not working

We are having issues getting our GlusterFS and CTDB implementation to work. It could be that what we are attempting to do is not supported but I'm not able to understand why. We have two file servers ...
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glusterfs 3.2.5 transport endpoint is not connected

I have been trying to setup a mirror across 2 servers with gluster (3.2.5) on ubuntu 12.04 for a day or so now and can't figure out what I am doing wrong. I have a openvpn tunnel between the two vps ...
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Can rsync ignore a directory's atime entry when creating it's file list?

I am using rsync to copy data from a local LVM drive to a locally-mounted glusterfs mount. I'm trying to bring them in to sync and eventually cut over to just using the glusterfs mount. Here is the ...
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Convert a GlusterFS From Distributed-Replicate to Distributed-Only Then Back Again

I have a 4-node distributed-replicate setup running 3.5.2 that I am trying to get synced up with an existing NFS solution; I want Gluster to replace NFS once they are both in sync. These servers are ...
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glusterfs unable to read gsyncd status file

Goal I wanted to try glusterfs geo-replication in some virtualboxes on my computer for later use distributed on multiple sites. Configuration I installed glusterfs 3.6 on ubuntu 32bit servers like ...
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Glusterfs: Initialization of volume 'fuse' failed, review your volfile again

I have a GlusterFS volume hosted on a remote server. I can mount it from one of my other servers when I try to mount the volume, I get following error [2015-04-15 20:52:24.149773] I ...
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Systemd: start a unit after another unit REALLY starts

In my particular case I want to start remote-fs unit after all glusterfs completely starts. My systemd files: glusterfs target: node04:/usr/lib/systemd/system # cat glusterfsd.service [Unit] ...
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OpenStack file storage

My budget for this year initially allowed for an upgraded data server, but that's not in the cards now. The current data server is a RAID volume, but it's slow and desperately needs to be put out to ...
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Cluster vs Virtualization [closed]

I’m working in releasing a video hosting website (files are from webcams) Each file size will be less than 1 mb. I would like to be able to easily extend my storage capacity and have high ...
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Is it a good idea to store Docker volumes in glusterfs?

I am currently thinking about migrating some of our servers and apps to a coreos enviroment. One of the problems I see here is the management of persistent data as coreos does not handle Docker ...
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GlusterFS snapshot backup solution

We're looking for a fast way to take point in time snapshots of our gluster bricks. It is not crucial that it is a perfect point in time snapshot (i.e if files change/get added/removed during the ...
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glusterfs: failed to get the 'volume file' from server

I have a GlusterFS volume hosted on a remote fileserver. I can mount the volume from my webservers in the same DC as well as other servers in other DCs however when I try to mount the volume on my ...
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GlusterFS failing to mount at boot with Ubuntu 14.04

Previously I asked about mounting GlusterFS at boot in an Ubuntu 12.04 server and the answer was that this was buggy in 12.04 and worked in 14.04. Curious I gave it a try on a virtual machine running ...
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Manage oVirt environment

I'm starting to deploy oVirt in one of my works, and I have a lot of questions about how to manage everything when you start using it. First I'll describe my setup. I have three machines, two ...
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Glusterfs network assignment

I'm setting up a test system with a distributed, replicated GlusterFS volume. I currently run 2 nodes with 2 NICs each. The idea is to have replication and all other gluster internals on one network ...
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Best scenario for global data replication and distribution between multiple servers [closed]

I need to store and serve about 30TB of data (for now) and the number will increase pretty fast. I also have to keep costs low, so I will have servers with no RAID at all. Instead data should be ...
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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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Only one server of GlusterFS pair is working

I've created a GlusterFS server pair, with GlusterFS v 3.2.5 (because Debian uses that version, and all our servers are Debian), using the official guide: ...
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postfix parameter default_privs

I have set default_privs=myuser in main.cf, which is a perl script, executed in the context of this user. In the perl script I added some debug to print out the user: my $exec_username = ...
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gluster libgfapi HA

I was exploring KVM_qemu with gluster distributed storage. My goal was to build a test cluster with complete HA . i.e HA for VMs as well as gluster storage . I'm planning to setup a 3 node gluster ...
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Security concerns with glusterfs?

I am not really good at gluster as I just started using this yesterday. I have 2 servers. Both are running glusterfs-servers. From server 1: I run sudo glusterfs peer probe server2 and it is added ...
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Does hardware RAID1 offer significant advantages to S/W RAID in a computer cluster that's highly redundant?

I'm about to set up a Linux cluster of 5 physical server nodes (more nodes to be added later, probably). the cluster will be managed by Proxmox (and yes, it works in software RAID) shared storage ...
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Glusterfs cannot attach volume on debian wheezy

I have some problem when deploy glusterfs on debian wheezy 7.7, gluster volume is working fine but when i try to attach the volume, nothing happen without any error. But when I try install debian ...
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Configuring Puppet to set up Cinder with GlusterFS

I've spent quite some time now attempting to configure Puppet so that it will setup Cinder to use GlusterFS as the backend, rather than the LVMISCSI backend, but I haven't had any luck. Versions: ...
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glusterfs uid/gid mapping on Debian Wheezy

So I setup a glusterfs volume and it works all fine, but I can't seem to figure out how to mount it with permissions other than root. Supposedly there's options like translate-uid that can be ...
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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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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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Automatically scale a Gluster cluster

I'm trying to configure a proof of concept where a server automatically gets spun up and joins a replication cluster. When the server is no longer needed, it gets spun down, and automatically removed ...
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Does the GlusterFS “client” prefer local LAN nodes over remote LAN nodes?

I am currently having a closer look at GlusterFS. For testing reasons, I set up four virtual machines in total, each of them act as a Gluster peer. Since I have access to two DCs (which are located ...
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GlusterFS replication between DCs without unnecessary overhead?

For testing purpose, I installed four GlusterFS nodes and created a replicated volume with a replicate count of 4. Two Gluster nodes reside in DC A, while the other Gluster nodes reside in DC B. Now ...
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install Gluster inside a VM, or set up a VM on top of Gluster?

I'm setting up a high-availability shared-nothing geographically-distributed web server, using multiple A-records for its domain. Right now I'm more concerned with high availability -- "When I unplug ...
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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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GlusterFS Geo-replication resync

We are using two servers separated by a WAN to replicate approximately 1TB of data. On the master side we have a single server with a Gluster volume exported to a number of other servers that write ...
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IS GlusterFS filesystem partition smart enough to shrink in size due to new data on the server?

I'm new to GlusterFS but it works really well for me as a distributed file system. I have a question about my setup and if I should use the partition I store the GlusterFS brick on for anything else. ...
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Can nodes with an Intel Atom processor keep up with glusterfs? [duplicate]

I'm considering hardware for a glusterfs replica volume. Each brick would reside on a node each, and I've been looking at a Supermicro 5015A-PFH for the nodes. This server comes with an Atom ...
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glusterfs with puphpet on ubuntu 14.04

I am not able to find peers on two ubuntu 14 servers. I am using puphpet.com to make my puppet machines. I followed this tutorial: ...
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How to monitor GlusterFS clients?

We are doing Ok (we'd like to think) monitoring our GlusterFS servers via Icinga. We'd like to monitor the clients too. Other than making sure, there is a glusterfs process running for each ...
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Limit on number of raid arrays in a HP P420i

On the spec sheet of P420i HP raid controller, it says the maximum number of logical drives is 64 with 512 mb cache or above. But what is the limit of the number of arrays one can create. For ...
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Rename a GlusterFS Peer

I have a 2 peer GlusterFS system. It was initially created using simple hostnames file01 and file02. These hosts were added to /etc/hosts to make it work. Now we want to start using FQDN because we ...
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No access to glusterfs mounted directory

I have two nodes for GlusterFS and Apache on localhost and a PHP uploader form. I need to store uploaded files to GlusterFS, but there is a permission error that i can't access to the mounted ...
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Strange memory usage behavior in GlusterFS machines

I'm running into a strange high memory usage problem in my environment. I have a two GlusteFS nodes that are serving 26 replicated volumes. Each morning, both servers will consume the majority of all ...
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Stop gluster volume to increase initial sync

I have a question with no answer at the moment. I have a running glusterFS node of 2 brick, replicated. From a third server we are migration around 1.5T small files (less than 1 kb) to the node01, ...
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Why is GlusterFS so slow here?

We've set up a mirroring pair of GlusterFS servers. No special tuning, whatever came "out of the box" with GlusterFS-3.5.1 in the official RHEL6 RPM, that's what we have. The cluster works, but the ...
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Geo replication for a GlusterFS mirror

I'm assigned with a task to setup a HA setup and what I'm looking for is if it possible to have GlusterFS do the following: DC1: 2 glusterFS servers are set in replication DC2: 2 GlusterFS servers ...
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GlusterFS - Replication Over Odd Numbers Of Nodes

I tried to create a replicated volume across my 3-node cluster with the following command: sudo gluster volume create \ replicatedStorage \ replica 2 \ transport tcp \ gluster1.mydomain.com:/data \ ...
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Gluster + ZFS, deadlock during benchmarking: zfs_iput_taskq 100% cpu

First some background: I work at a company that runs a PHP-webapplication. We have a storage backend mounted over NFS on several webservers. Today we have the issue if one webserver writes a file over ...
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Zabbix Graphs Data is Intermittent

We use Proxmox VE as our virtualization environment, and recently upgraded from 2.X -> 3.X. We also made the change from a single host to a dual host cluster. And, last but not least, we moved our ...
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How to lower Gluster FS down peer timeout / reduce down peer impact?

The setting: Two fresh CentOS 6.5 server with latest updates. Both have a fresh install of Gluster 3.5.2. What I did ( from the perspective of server 2, shared1 and shared2 are logical volumes ) : ...