[Linux-cluster] GFS without creating a cluster

Radu Rendec radu.rendec at mindbit.ro
Thu Jan 3 20:47:11 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-01-03 at 21:37 +0800, Zama Ques wrote:
> Thanks Steve for the reply . As you said setting up a cluster is
> needed to use GFS2 with multiple nodes, does that mean that I need to
> create cluster.conf or running cluster services (cman etc) should be
> fine for setting up GFS2. Not sure whether cman will run without
> creating cluster.conf
> Assuming that I need to setup cluster.conf in order to use GFS2 , that
> means if there are two nodes in the cluster with GFS2 as file system
> resource , GFS2 will be mounted on only one host based on failover
> domain policy . But our requirement is like that GFS2 should be
> mounted on both servers at the same time  . Based on my little
> understanding of GFS , looks to me that I will not be able to achieve
> this using GFS2 or there are some way to achieve this ? 


This may be a little bit off-topic for this list (as it focuses on the
clustering suite) but if all you need is a shared filesystem (without
the clustering) you may want to take a look at glusterfs



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