Bug 851237

Summary: [FEAT] Add gluster cli interface for setting a 'group' of options in one go.
Product: [Community] GlusterFS Reporter: krishnan parthasarathi <kparthas>
Component: glusterdAssignee: krishnan parthasarathi <kparthas>
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Fixed In Version: glusterfs-3.4.0 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description krishnan parthasarathi 2012-08-23 10:41:42 EDT
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Gluster CLI doesn't have an interface that facilitates setting of multiple options in one go, which can be grouped by a purpose. ie., if the storage admin wants to set a group of options in order to favour certain work loads like volumes serving VM images, small files etc, she should remember them everytime such a volume is created and apply those options onto the volume.

One way to solve the above 'gap' is as follows,
#gluster volume set VOLNAME group virt

Here "group" is a special (reserved) key. "virt" would be the name of the file under /var/lib/glusterd/groups, which contains the options that need to be set on a volume. The file must be of the following format,


The admin has the flexibility of grouping her own options under a group name, like "virt" in the above example and applying it to volumes wherever applicable. She could also modify what options (and values) of a group, but should remember that the updated values don't take effect to the volumes that were 'set' with the group options prior to the update.

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Comment 1 krishnan parthasarathi 2012-10-01 12:48:13 EDT
Fixed by http://review.gluster.org/3831 on master.
Comment 2 Vijay Bellur 2012-12-11 19:42:26 EST
CHANGE: http://review.gluster.org/4232 (Added virt group file - template for 'group' set) merged in master by Anand Avati (avati@redhat.com)
Comment 3 Niels de Vos 2014-09-27 14:32:38 EDT
*** Bug 1006698 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***