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Mirroring an Apache server

I have a few named vhosts on my apache2 debian server and I want to have a mirror server that can pickup as soon as the first server goes down. We can assume I have total control over both servers and ...
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Multiple web servers serving same static content

I created a sub-domain for static content to be able to serve it more efficiently by several load-balanced web servers. This static content is updated automatically, at a rate of ~1k files/day. Right ...
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Tips and tricks for identifying the dying hard drive

I have a raid 1 that has failed partially. The controller tells me the raid is degraded, but does not tell me which drive is failing. When I look in My Computer, I see that the controller split my ...
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Why don't these raid levels exists?

I've been looking at my raid setups and I am beginning to really hate raid 1. During a drive failure, you don't know if the data on the other drive is correct or not. And what if one drive reads 1 ...
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SQL Server Patching a Mirror configuration

We're planing to have two SQL servers updated by synchronous database mirroring. This will include a third environment configured as a witness server. For standard windows patching - what order ...
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DPM server and mirrored SQL-server cluster

I want to use Data Protection Manager 2007 to backup two servers with SQL-server that have several mirrored databases. On http://serverfault.com/questions/3756/maintenance-plan-for-sql-server-...
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SQL Server 2005 Mirrored DB Recovery

Scenario: We want to use SQL Server 2005 Standard's version of DB mirroring along with a witness server in an Active Directory domain environment. The database is fed from a 3rd party app server that ...
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improving rsync backup performance

What are the best techniques to improve rsync over ssh mirroring between unix boxes, assuming that one system will always have the master copy and the other system will always have a recent copy (less ...
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Maintenance plan for SQL Server Database Mirroring

We're using SQL Server database mirroring and we're trying to create a db maintenance plan to backup the database. The problem is that when the server is not the primary database the plan fails. I was ...
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Mirroring Drives

I'd like to mirror a drive between two windows servers for fail over/disaster recovery. I assume there is a software package for this. What do you use?