CentOS 6 w/ GlusterFS - Need help w/ setup
I need some help getting a GlusterFS setup completed on an established server and a new one. I'm willing to pay for someone's time if needed.
We're using a CMS for streaming media, the existing server is the encoding and streaming server and has almost 8TB of existing content on a LVM platform.
The new server will be another 8TB storage server to be used to add more content storage with the plan being to continue adding GlusterFS storage servers as the content storage grows. (The project will have somewhere between 50 and 100TB of content eventually and the datacenter is currently limited to 8TB maximum per server).
I've been able to find plenty of tutorials on setting up a new GlusterFS system but none of them go into detail on establishing a Gluster brick on a server w/ existing files that cannot be moved. I basically need to convert an existing folder w/ files in it.
Then, I need to add the second storage server so it providers additional storage space mounted to that same folder on the first server.
Later on, we want to create some striping / replication as more servers are added.
I'm a fairly experienced admin but Gluster is new to me and given the existing server is a production box with a great deal of encoded content which took a lot of time and labor to create I need to eliminate as much risk as possible. It would be great to be able to work on this w/ someone who has the experience / skills needed so I can work out how to best accomplish this and how to continue growing the system, etc.