[Madlug] slave servers

Eric Hoeve eric-madlug at ehoeve.com
Thu Jun 30 11:40:41 CDT 2005


On Wed, 2005-06-29 at 08:56, Matt Radtke wrote:
> *dons zealot cap*
> *climbs soap box*
> 
> >> I'm in the early process of setting up a backup server for one of our
> >> (linux x86) internal apache boxes at work.  The idea I had was to have an
> >> exact mirror of data between both servers, and then some kind of
> >> implementation to direct traffic between both of them.  If one goes down,
> >> the other would magically take over all traffic while the busted one is
> >> getting fixed.
> 
> Well, you could consider running your machines on OpenBSD and running 
> CARP.[0]  That would provide instant failover, provided you sync your data 
> some way.
> 
> If Open just won't do it for you as a webserver OS, you could use it 
> instead as a load balancer in front of your two webservers, using PF's 
> load balancing.[1]
> 
> *climbs down off of soap box*
> *removes hat*
> 
> [0]  http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq6.html#CARP
> [1]  http://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf/pools.html
> --
> Matthew Radtke
> Network Security Engineer
> SecurePipe, Inc.
> (608) 294-6940
> mradtke at securepipe.com
> 
> http://www.securepipe.com/
> 
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You can add linux to that as well.
http://www.ucarp.org/

-Eric
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