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== Fundamentals ==
 
== Fundamentals ==
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GlusterFS is a free and open source scalable filesystem it can be used for cloud storage or to store data in a local network. It can be used to set up an active-active filesystem cluster with failover and loadbalancing via DNS-round robin. Together with CTDB it is possible to build a fileserver for a network with the following advantages:
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* Expandable without downtime
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* Mount Gluster volumes via the network
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* Posix ACL support
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* Different configurations possible (depending of your needs)
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* Self-healing
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* Support of snapshots if LVM2 thinly provisioned is used for the bricks
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The different configurations available are:
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* Replicated Volume
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* Distributed Volume
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* Striped Volume
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* Replicated-Distributed Volume
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* Dispersed Volume
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To read more about the different configurations see:
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This article is part of CTDB-setup os it just shows how to setup a replicated volume to be used with CTDB.

Revision as of 15:56, 20 February 2020

Fundamentals

GlusterFS is a free and open source scalable filesystem it can be used for cloud storage or to store data in a local network. It can be used to set up an active-active filesystem cluster with failover and loadbalancing via DNS-round robin. Together with CTDB it is possible to build a fileserver for a network with the following advantages:

  • Expandable without downtime
  • Mount Gluster volumes via the network
  • Posix ACL support
  • Different configurations possible (depending of your needs)
  • Self-healing
  • Support of snapshots if LVM2 thinly provisioned is used for the bricks

The different configurations available are:

  • Replicated Volume
  • Distributed Volume
  • Striped Volume
  • Replicated-Distributed Volume
  • Dispersed Volume

To read more about the different configurations see:

This article is part of CTDB-setup os it just shows how to setup a replicated volume to be used with CTDB.