“GlusterFS is a unified, poly-protocol, scale-out filesystem serving many petabytes of data”
This is the one-liner from http://gluster.org for describing the file system in short. GlusterFS community has made a tremendous progress in the world of distributed file systems. With the recent releases for this open-source project, it aims for something big that no other file system in this field can even dream about. Given the fact that it lacks a bit performace in case of small files, GlusterFS put forwards the following features for its next big release, GlusterFS v4.0:
- Thousand Node glusterd
- DHT scalability
- Small file performace improvement
- Better caching
- Data classification
- NSR or new style replication and much more (http://www.gluster.org/community/documentation/index.php/Planning40)
This particular article on GlusterFS is focussed on explaining the newly introduced trash feature in version 3.7. Please read through the following link for a brief introduction to Gluster File system.
Introduction to GlusterFS (File System) and Installation on RHEL/CentOS and Fedora
What is Trash translator?
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