[Gluster-users] Best practices after a peer failure?

R.C. milanraf at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 10:44:24 UTC 2011

I've figured out the problem.

If you mount the glusterfs with native client on a peer, if another peer 
crashes then doesn't self-heal after reboot.

Should I put this issue in the bug tracker?



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "R.C." <milanraf at gmail.com>
To: <gluster-users at gluster.org>
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 11:41 PM
Subject: Best practices after a peer failure?

> Hello to the list.
> I'm practicing GlusterFS in various topologies by means of multiple 
> Virtualbox VMs.
> As the standard system administrator, I'm mainly interested in disaster 
> recovery scenarios. The first being a replica 2 configuration, with one 
> peer crashing (actually stopping VM abruptly) during data writing to the 
> volume.
> After rebooting the stopped VM and relaunching the gluster deamon (service 
> glusterd start), the cluster doesn't start healing by itself.
> I've also tried the suggested commands:
> find <gluster-mount> -print0 | xargs --null stat >/dev/null
> and
> find <gluster-mount> -type f -exec dd if='{}' of=/dev/null bs=1M \; > 
> /dev/null 2>&1
> without success.
> A rebalance command recreates replicas but, when accessing cluster, the 
> always-alive client is the only one committing data to disk.
> Where am I misoperating?
> Thank you for your support.
> Raf

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