glusterfsd [options] [mountpoint]


GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86-64 server with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

GlusterFS is fully POSIX compliant FileSystem. On client side, it has dependency on FUSE package, on server side, it works seemlessly on different OSes. (Currently supported on GNU/Linux, Solaris).


Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.

Basic options

-f, --volfile=VOLUME-FILE File to use as VOLUME-FILE [default:/etc/glusterfs/glusterfs.vol]

-l, --log-file=LOGFILE

File to use for logging [default:/var/log/glusterfs/glusterfs.log]

-L, --log-level=LOGLEVEL

Logging severity. Valid options are TRACE, DEBUG, INFO, WARNING, ERROR and CRITICAL [default: WARNING]

-s, --volfile-server=SERVER

Server to get the volume from. This option overrides --volfile option

Advanced options

--debug Run in debug mode. This option sets --no-daemon, --log-level to DEBUG and --log-file to console

-N, --no-daemon

Run in foreground


Makes the filesystem read-only

-p, --pid-file=PIDFILE

File to use as pid file


Socket file to used for inter-process communication

--brick-name DIRECTORY

Directory to be used as export directory for GlusterFS

--brick-port PORT

Brick Port to be registered with Gluster portmapper


KEY of the volume file to be fetched from server


Port number of volfile server


Transport type to get volume file from server [default: tcp]


Volume name to be used for MOUNT-POINT [default: top most volume in VOLUME-FILE]


Add/override a translator option for a volume with the specified value

Fuse options

--attribute-timeout=SECONDS Set attribute timeout to SECONDS for inodes in fuse kernel module [default: 1]


Set entry timeout to SECONDS in fuse kernel module [default: 1]


Enable/Disable direct-io mode in fuse module [default: enable]

Miscellaneous Options

-?, --help Give this help list


Give a short usage message

-V, --version

Print program version




Start a GlusterFS server on localhost with volume name foo

glusterfsd -s localhost --volfile-id -p /var/lib/glusterd/vols/foo/run/ -S /tmp/<uniqueid>.socket --brick-name /media/disk-1 -l /var/log/glusterfs/bricks/media-disk-1.log --brick-port 24009 --xlator-option foo-server.listen-port=24009

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