[Gluster-users] Gluster geo location setup?
countz at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 23:27:21 UTC 2011
Agreed 100% - For Gluster, this makes the most sense for now. It has to establish itself as reliable and consistent, before it adds bells and whistles.
On Mar 21, 2011, at 2:05 AM, R.C. wrote:
> I hope that, before moving development resources to the WAN extension, some
> more urgent features in the mainline will be implemented; one for all:
> automatic self-heal startup.
> IMMO (In My Modest Opinion)
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Count Zero" <countz at gmail.com>
> To: "Brent Clark" <brentgclarklist at gmail.com>
> Cc: <gluster-users at gluster.org>
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2011 9:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] Gluster geo location setup?
>> As others responded, Gluster is not ready for WAN scenarios, and it is
>> unclear if/when it will be...
>> I am following the Gluster project closely, and have been using it for a
>> year now on various internal test clusters.
>> What can work for you right now is a project called 'sector-sphere'. It is
>> actually built with WAN in mind, is more secure than Gluster (uses
>> encryption), and even supports a topology map, something Gluster does not
>> do (yet).
>> (And by the way, even when it IS finally announced in Gluster, then based
>> on my experience with Gluster, I would be very wary to use the first
>> version until a second or third version is released with bug
>> fixes/improvements for the WAN mechanisms. Not trying to diss the
>> technology, just being responsible and think you should be cautious and
>> test things out thoroughly before pushing anything to production!).
>> On Mar 19, 2011, at 8:42 PM, Brent Clark wrote:
>>> I would like to know if you can or if anyone is using Gluster in a
>>> geolocation setup for a Distributed filesystem sense.
>>> Reason I ask is. I got this two machines, and they are continents apart
>>> (Datacentre South Africa (Johannesburg) and Datacentre Germany).
>>> Currently Im using rsync to pull all updated and modified files.
>>> I was hoping I could use Gluster as a Active / Active Filesystem.
>>> If someone could share any thoughts or suggestions, it would be
>>> Kind Regards
>>> Brent Clark
>>> Gluster-users mailing list
>>> Gluster-users at gluster.org
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