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Linked List Topology with GlusterFS


Here’s a nice post about creating a linked list topology for a distributed-replicated setup. The idea is that it is easier to add a single server to a replicated volume by spending a bit of extra time prepping a linked list of bricks. The default topology would leave the author with the need of adding a pair of servers at a time:

The drawback to this setup is when servers are added, they must be added in pairs. You cannot have an odd number of servers in this topology.

Read the post to learn more about how (and why) he implemented a linked list topology.


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