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Version: 3.7.9 updated
Upload Date: 11 Apr 16
Distribution Type: Freeware
Downloads: 41

Rating: 2.0/5 (Total Votes: 1)

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GlusterFS is a free, portable, open source command-line software, a scale-out, poly-protocol and unified filesystem that contains clustered file storage and can easily be scaled to petabytes. It is a programmable system.

The program is very easy to setup and manage. Its components can be rearranged, using the translator interface, to redesign the entire filesystem, allowing it to be flexible for all sorts of storage needs.

Command-line options

It comes with various command-line options, which can be viewed at a glance by running the ‘glusterfs --help’ command on a terminal emulator. These include the ability to choose a file to use as volume file and for logging, change the logging severity, specify the server to get the volume file from, as well as the maximum number of attempts to the respective server.

Among various advanced command-line options, we can mention the ability to mount the filesystem with POSIX ACL support, use 32-bit inodes when mounting the filesystem (very useful for applications that don’t support 64-bit inodes), and run the ability to run the program in debug mode.

In addition, it is possible to not purge the cache when opening the file, choose a file to use as unix-socket, select a transport type to get the volfile from server, specify the translator name that can be used as the mount point, and add or override translator options in volume file.

Several FUSE options are also available, including support for using direct I/O mode in the FUSE kernel module, dump FUSE traffic to a specific location, set auxiliary group list timeout in seconds for FUSE translator, use the readdirp mode in FUSE kernel module or enable strict volume file checking.

What is Gluster?

Gluster is an open source GNU cluster distribution targeted at commoditizing Superstorage and Supercomputing. It provides a platform for developing clustering apps designed for a specific task, such as Storage Clustering, HPC Clustering, Database Clustering, or Enterprise Provisioning.

What is new in this release:

  • This release includes a new, changelog-based version of the geo-replication module.

What is new in version 3.5.2:

  • This release includes a new, changelog-based version of the geo-replication module.

What is new in version 3.5.0 Beta 1:

  • This version includes file snapshot, quota scalability, brick failure detection, on-wire compression and decompression, and disk encryption.

What is new in version 3.4.2:

  • This version primarily contains bugfixes.
  • It also contains libgfapi support for integrating with NFS Ganesha.

What is new in version 3.3 Beta 2:

  • This version added unified file and object storage, which allows users to access the same data store from a POSIX-style mounted share as well as an S3 or Swift-style, RESTful API-based object store.
  • It also added HDFS compatibility for Hadoop, allowing Hadoop users and developers to use GlusterFS for scale-out storage.

What is new in version 3.2.3:

  • This version fixed errors caused by a GFID mismatch during distributed rename, high CPU usage when Directory Quota is enabled, problems with symlinks during rebalance, and application hanging over glisters mount.

What is new in version 3.2.1:

  • This is a maintenance release that enhances performances and fixes some bugs.
  • It fixes an issue with creating and sharing of volumes with both RDMA and TCP/IP transport type.
  • It fixes an issue with NFS file creation with Mac clients.
  • It fixes an issue with invalid arguments while removing a file.
  • There are many other fixes and performance enhancements.


  • A cluster of ia32 or x86-64 systems with atleast 512MB RAM (1GB recommended) each
  • A supported GNU/Linux distribution pre-installed (for GlusterHPC) on the master node

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