Video Talk - NFS-Ganesha

I'm looking into NFS Ganesha in order to provide a highly available NFSv4 backend as a solution for something I'm working on. Below is discussion on what NFS Ganesha is, and how it integrates with GlusterFS. 00:00 Introductions. 00:21 What is Ganesh? 00:25 Ganesh runs entirely in…

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GlusterFS - Distributed Volumes With Different Size Bricks

Since the 3.6 release of GlusterFS, it has apparently supported bricks of heterogeneous (different) sizes. I was keen to test this out, because it resolves the biggest reason I had for not using GlusterFS. For this tutorial, I am going to be setting up a GlusterFS cluster on Debian…

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Debian8 - Install GlusterFS 3.8

If you install GlusterFS from the Debian repositories, then you will get version 3.5.2. The scripts below will install the latest version of GlusterFS 3.8.x so that you can make use of later features like better support for heterogeneous bricks. This tutorial is only for showing…

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Setting up a GlusterFS Client

In our previous tutorial, we deployed a GlusterFS cluster. This tutorial will extend that by showing you how to mount your GlusterFS volume on a server for storing files. This tutorial was created using a Debian 8 server, but the steps should also work on Ubuntu without any changes. Steps…

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Deploying a GlusterFS Cluster

In this tutorial, we are going to configure three Debian 8 servers as a GlusterFS cluster with replication such that we still have access to our data if any of the servers fail. For this tutorial, as with most tutorials, I will be running commands as a non-root user with…

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