[Dovecot] GlusterFs - Any new progress reports?

Steve steeeeeveee at gmx.net
Thu Feb 18 18:12:16 EET 2010

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> Datum: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 21:25:46 -0600
> Von: Eric Rostetter <rostetter at mail.utexas.edu>
> An: dovecot at dovecot.org
> Betreff: Re: [Dovecot] GlusterFs - Any new progress reports?

> Quoting Ed W <lists at wildgooses.com>:
> > Anyone had success using some other clustered/HA filestore with  
> > dovecot who can share their experience? (OCFS/GFS over DRBD, etc?)
> GFS2 over DRBD in an active-active setup works fine IMHO.   Not perfect,
> but it was cheap and works well...  Let's me reboot machines with
> "no downtime" which was one of my main goals when implementing it...
> > My interest is more in bootstrapping a more highly available system  
> > from lower quality (commodity) components than very high end use
> GFS+DRBD should fit the bill...  You need several nics and cables,
> but they are dirt cheap...  Just 2 machines with the same disk setup,
> and a handful of nics and cables, and you are off and running...
Can you easy scale that GFS2+DRBD to have more then just 2 nodes? Is it possible to aggregate the speed when using many nodes? Can all the nodes at the same time be active or is one node always the master and the other a hot spare that kicks in when the master is down?

> > Thanks
> >
> > Ed W
> -- 
> Eric Rostetter
> The Department of Physics
> The University of Texas at Austin
> Go Longhorns!

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