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Re: [Linux-cluster] GFS without creating a cluster



Hi,

On Thu, 2013-01-03 at 18:00 +0800, Zama Ques wrote:
> Hi All ,
> 
> 
> Need few clarification regarding GFS. 
> 
> 
> I need to create a shared file system for our servers . The servers will write to the shared file system at the same time and there is no requirement for a cluster . 
> 
> Planning to use GFS but GFS requires cluster software to be running . My confusion here is If I just run the cluster software ( cman etc ) without creating a cluster , will I be able to configure and run GFS2. Also , is it possible to write to a GFS file system from many servers at the same time ? 
> 
> Will be great if somebody can clarify by doubts. 
> 
> 
> Thanks in Advance
> Zaman
> 
> 

If you want to use GFS2 without a cluster, then you'll only be able to
use it from a single node (just like if you were using ext3 for
example). If you want to use GFS2 as intended, with multiple nodes
accessing the same filesystem, then you'll need to set up a cluster in
order to do so,

Steve.



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