[sheepdog-users] collie cluster snapshot

Andrew J. Hobbs ajhobbs at desu.edu
Fri Jul 26 16:22:28 CEST 2013

On 07/25/2013 09:51 PM, Liu Yuan wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 07:35:10PM +0000, Andrew J. Hobbs wrote:
>> Just finished running a successful snapshot to the SMB share.  Thank
>> you!  Total disk usage of the snapshot is 206G, total virtual image size
>> is 270G, with collie node info listing 98G used.  I'm going to be
>> deploying more virtual machines on these nodes over the next few days,
>> and adding at least 2 more nodes to the cluster.
> That is strange. Suppose you have 2 copies, and then we have to backup 98/2=49G,
> then the cluster snapshot will take less than 49G. But as you reported, it
> use much more than that! I have no idea why it happend.
>> Not sure how to exactly determine amount of deduplication at this
>> point.  The issue is a bit muddled as my data volumes are btrfs with
>> compress=lzo set, and my images are stored in sheepdog in qcow2 format.
>> So far the performance has been quite satisfactory in spite of this.
> Any reason you use qcow2? raw(sheedpog default) is best performance and enjoy
> full features such as snapshot, clone, thin provision, etc.
Space is at a premium at this point, and I've been virtualizing existing 
boxes.  I've been restoring backups of physical boxes into virtual boxes 
on my desktop box, then loading the resulting qcow2 image into the 
cluster.  No particular reason for qcow2 besides habit and thin 
provisioning.  I would like to convert one to a raw format and compare 

> Thanks
> Yuan
Going to be reformatting the cluster today and restoring from the 
cluster snapshot.  Existing cluster is with 2 copies, going to go to 
three.  Next week I'll be adding in more nodes.

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