Installing a distributed filesystem

This recipe turns four Raspberry Pis into a highly available distributed filesystem using GlusterFS.

GlusterFS is a scalable network filesystem suitable for data-intensive tasks such as cloud storage and media streaming. GlusterFS is free and open source software and can utilize common off-the-shelf hardware like the Raspberry Pi.

After completing this recipe, you will have clustered four Raspberry Pis to create a highly available distributed filesystem.

Getting ready

Here are the ingredients for this recipe:

  • Four basic networking setups for the Raspberry Pi
  • Four available IP addresses on the local network

This recipe does not require the desktop GUI and could either be run from the text-based console or from within ...

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