Strahil, Thank You For Your Help !
On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 11:24 AM Strahil Nikolov <hunter86...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > More questions on this -- since I have 5 servers . Could the following > work ? Each server has (1) 3TB RAID 6 partition that I want to use for > contiguous storage. > > Mountpoint for RAID 6 partition (3TB) /brick > > Server A: VOL1 - Brick 1 directory > /brick/brick1 (VOL1 Data brick) > > Server B: VOL1 - Brick 2 + VOL2 - Brick 3 directory /brick/brick2 > (VOL1 Data brick) /brick/brick3 (VOL2 Arbitrator brick) > Server C: VOL1 - Brick 3 directory > /brick/brick3 (VOL1 Data brick) > Server D: VOL2 - Brick 1 directory > /brick/brick1 (VOL2 Data brick) > Server E VOL2 - Brick 2 directory > /brick/brick2 (VOL2 Data brick) > > Questions about this configuration > 1. Is it safe to use a mount point 2 times ? > https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_gluster_storage/3.3/html/administration_guide/formatting_and_mounting_bricks#idm139907083110432 > says "Ensure that no more than one brick is created from a single mount." > In my example I have VOL1 and VOL2 sharing the mountpoint /brick on Server B > > As long as you keep the arbiter brick (VOL 2) separate from the data brick > (VOL 1) , it will be fine. A brick is a unique combination of Gluster TSP > node + mount point. You can use /brick/brick1 on all your nodes and the > volume will be fine. Using "/brick/brick1" for data brick (VOL1) and > "/brick/brick1" for arbiter brick (VOL2) on the same host IS NOT > ACCEPTABLE. So just keep the brick names more unique and everything will be > fine. Maybe something like this will be easier to work with, but you can > set it to anything you want as long as you don't use same brick in 2 > volumes: > serverA:/gluster_bricks/VOL1/brick1 > serverB:/gluster_bricks/VOL1/brick2 > serverB:/gluster_bricks/VOL2/arbiter > serverC:/gluster_bricks/VOL1/brick3 > serverD:/gluster_bricks/VOL2/brick1 > serverE:/gluster_bricks/VOL2/brick2 > > > 2. Could I start a standard replica3 (VOL1) with 3 data bricks and add 2 > additional data bricks plus 1 arbitrator brick (VOL2) to create a > distributed-replicate cluster providing ~6TB of contiguous storage ? . > By contiguous storage I mean that df -h would show ~6 TB disk space. > > No, you either use 6 data bricks (subvol1 -> 3 data disks, subvol2 -> 3 > data disks), or you use 4 data + 2 arbiter bricks (subvol 1 -> 2 data + 1 > arbiter, subvol 2 -> 2 data + 1 arbiter). The good thing is that you can > reshape the volume once you have more disks. > > > If you have only Linux VMs , you can follow point 1 and create 2 volumes > which will be 2 storage domains in Ovirt. Then you can stripe (software > raid 0 via mdadm or lvm native) your VMs with 1 disk from the first volume > and 1 disk from the second volume. > > Actually , I'm using 4 gluster volumes for my NVMe as my network is too > slow. My VMs have 4 disks in a raid0 (boot) and striped LV (for "/"). > > Best Regards, > Strahil Nikolov >
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