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GlusterFS - Clustered Filesystem.


glusterfsd [options] [mountpoint]


GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86-64 server with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

GlusterFS is fully POSIX compliant FileSystem. On client side, it has dependency on FUSE package, on server side, it works seemlessly on different OSes. (Currently supported on GNU/Linux, Solaris).


Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.

Basic options

File to use as VOLUME-FILE [default:/etc/glusterfs/glusterfs.vol]
File to use for logging [default:/var/log/glusterfs/glusterfs.log]
Logging severity. Valid options are TRACE, DEBUG, INFO, WARNING, ERROR and CRITICAL [default: WARNING]
Server to get the volume from. This option overrides --volfile option

Advanced options

Enable localtime log timestamps.
Run in debug mode. This option sets --no-daemon, --log-level to DEBUG and --log-file to console
Run in foreground
Makes the filesystem read-only
File to use as pid file
Socket file to used for inter-process communication
Directory to be used as export directory for GlusterFS
Brick Port to be registered with Gluster portmapper
KEY of the volume file to be fetched from server
Port number of volfile server
Transport type to get volume file from server [default: tcp]
Volume name to be used for MOUNT-POINT [default: top most volume in VOLUME-FILE]
Add/override a translator option for a volume with the specified value

Fuse options

Set attribute timeout to SECONDS for inodes in fuse kernel module [default: 1]
Set entry timeout to SECONDS in fuse kernel module [default: 1]
Enable/Disable direct-io mode in fuse module [default: enable]
Resolve all auxiliary groups in fuse translator (max 32 otherwise)
controls whether fuse-kernel can auto-invalidate attribute, dentry and page-cache. Disable this only if same files/directories are not accessed across two different mounts concurrently [default: on]

Miscellaneous Options

-?, --help
Give this help list
Give a short usage message
Print program version




Start a GlusterFS server on localhost with volume name foo

glusterfsd -s localhost --volfile-id -p /var/lib/glusterd/vols/foo/run/ -S /tmp/<uniqueid>.socket --brick-name /media/disk-1 -l /var/log/glusterfs/bricks/media-disk-1.log --brick-port 24009 --xlator-option foo-server.listen-port=24009


fusermount(1), mount.glusterfs(8), gluster(8)


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Cluster Filesystem 19 March 2010