GlusterFS High Availability: is it possible?

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by miumiento, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. miumiento

    miumiento New Member

    Hi Falko,

    I followed your interesting article "Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Debian Lenny".

    You stated at the beginning: "...Please note that this kind of storage (distributed storage) doesn't provide any high-availability features, as would be the case with replicated storage..."

    The question is exactly for this purpose: how can I implement this configuration with high-availability feature?
    The doubt I have is: I can use many systems like in your example, all with Raid/Mirrors, but if one of these systems crashes, I loose the data on that system, right?

    How can this functionallity be implemented? Is there a feature already good to be integrated with GlusterFS or it is something to implement 'manually' (i.e. drbd)?

    Please, let us know.

    Thanks and congratulations for your great work.

    Mariano.
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    I will publish a tutorial about this in a few days. :)
     

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