Chapter 14. Managing Geo-replication

This section introduces geo-replication, illustrates the various deployment scenarios, and explains how to configure geo-replication and mirroring.

14.1. About Geo-replication

Geo-replication provides a distributed, continuous, asynchronous, and incremental replication service from one site to another over Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), and the Internet.
Geo-replication uses a master–slave model, where replication and mirroring occurs between the following partners:
  • Master – a Red Hat Gluster Storage volume.
  • Slave – a Red Hat Gluster Storage volume. A slave volume can be either a local volume, such as localhost::volname, or a volume on a remote host, such as remote-host::volname.