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5answers
493 views

Hot spare host vs cold spare host?

We have several hosts where we have an identical hot spare host, which is patched and updated so it is very close to have to same software and config. In case of failure the network cable is switched ...
1
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2answers
124 views

Redundant routing (active/backup) on linux

I'm currently trying to setup a redundant routing on RHEL 5. The target goal is to have a primary route to a subnet and a backup route to that subnet, to be used only if the gateway of the primary ...
3
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3answers
188 views

How much failover redundancy is enough? [closed]

I'm working on a client-server system where all clients currently submit their transactions to essentially a single west-coast IP address to reach what is called the "gateway" application. The ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Is it possible to have VOIP and data share a common fail-over connection?

Internally, VOIP and data services are wired separately. They operate on two mutually exclusive networks, with separate broadband connections. Currently, there is no fail-over backup for VOIP ...
2
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1answer
228 views

HyperDB Configuration Master/Slave

Running on server 2008 R2 IIS 7.5, with a MySQL Master/Slave (also on server 2008 r2), and WordPress 3.7. Is it ONLY compatible with wordpress 3.5.2? If that is so is there any other plugins to allow ...
0
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2answers
99 views

web server redundancy in case of network failure

I have a (web) server at a datacenter, which at times (as all datacenters do) has network failures (for like 10-30 minutes). I have a second server at a different company (datacenter) which I could ...
4
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1answer
147 views

DRBD for HA Server in Small Office Questions

Backround: We are in need of a HA server in a small office environment and are looking at DRBD to provide it. We only have about 100GB that needs to be on the HA server and server load will be ...
0
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1answer
104 views

Setting up apache + mysql + exim on new servers. Redundancy/HA/Failover?

We are currently moving our single Linux server to a few other physical Linux servers, and would like to take the opportunity to have some more failover options. Backups are fine, and we don't ...
0
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1answer
121 views

What's the best way to run HAProxy backup as another HAProxy server and avoid cyclical issues

I have several geographical regions for my service deployment, say Region1, Region2, and Region3. Each region has a failover haproxy instance. Each haproxy is configured with several backend servers ...
3
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3answers
1k views

A-Record Failover?

I have a Fortigate 100D with 2x BT Business Infinity Fibre connections acting as WAN1 & WAN2. The BT lines come with 5 static public IPs each and I have my DNS hosted through CloudFlare pointing ...
0
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1answer
203 views

How to setup cluster of virtual machines to host web application with fail-over redundancy?

I would like to know how to setup a cluster of virtual machines to host a web application. We are expecting a high volume of clients connecting. I would like a cluster of virtual machines (or ...
0
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1answer
187 views

How to setup a failover solution for Windows 2003 SMTP Server?

I'm currently running Windows SMTP Server on a rented Windows 2003 Server VM. There are times when my hosting company network is down and my clients can't send their emails via the SMTP Server host I ...
1
vote
2answers
94 views

High available and secure FrontEnd to WebApps behind a firewall [closed]

my question is about proposed implementation of high available and secure FrontEnd to WebApps behind a firewall. The components of the network and their relationships are as follows: 1) 2 WebApps ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Adding redundancy to Hyper-V without a SAN

My organization has two identical servers, HP ProLiant DL380 G5. We do not have a SAN device. Each server has 8x 146GB HDD, and 48GB RAM. One server is currently configured as an Exchange server. ...
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1answer
65 views

Redundant Connection Issue

I'm trying to set up a redundant connection for our web hosting servers. I have a BGP-capable router connecting two lines from two separate ISP's, one fiber (primary), one DSL (failover). I've already ...
0
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1answer
121 views

VPN redundancy, failover

I am making a project for school with 3 offices wich are connected with vpn, the main server infrastructure is located in the head office and i am trying to remove all the single point of failures. ...
1
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1answer
248 views

How to connect drive array to redundant motherboards?

How should one connect a small storage array, four 3TB SATA drives for now, to two motherboards or controllers as a failover system? This means avoiding adding another single point of failure such as ...
1
vote
2answers
355 views

SSD redundancy via HDD

Is there a way to guarantee redundancy to an SSD using an HDD? Raid 1 is the best choice to guarantee redundancy in HDDs, but SSDs are too expensive to guarantee redundancy via RAID. If I was to ...
1
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1answer
388 views

What is the industry standard solution for linux web server and mac file server failover systems?

I am a web developer at my company and am therefore qualified to be an IT guy, apparently. I have a single Ubuntu web and file server currently, but I want to break up the server tasks onto two ...
0
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2answers
143 views

Cloning Two Windows Servers

Basically I have a server running MSSQL, MYSQL, APACHE, IIS, ORACLE, PERL and other windows services. I am looking for some hardware solution that would allow me to clone a server on to a back up and ...
4
votes
6answers
3k views

Redundant Load Balancers for Windows-based Web Servers?

I'm having some trouble trying to figure out the technical details of the below design; specifically in the area of the redundant load-balancers. The web servers are running Windows Server 2003 R2 64 ...
1
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1answer
598 views

“Simple” Failover to a Geographically Separated Server?

I've been reading about DNS failovers and a bunch of other technical terms however I'm a bit of a newbie in this so it all sounds Greek to me. Basically here's what I just need: I have two shared ...
1
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3answers
4k views

Is it possible to make redundancy on HAProxy server?

I am going to use HAProxy as a load balancer that will balance requests on 3 application servers. But what if balancer server (HAProxy) fails at some point? I was thinking of cloning the first ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Failover/Load balancer for WHM/cPanel

I have a simple question for which I have not been able to find a simple answer. Here's the scenario: Server 1: WHM/cPanel with multiple accounts/dbs Server 2: WHM/cPanel with multiple accounts/dbs ...
1
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3answers
438 views

IRC Services with failover support?

I run a single server (call it 'server A') IRC 'network', and thank to the generosity of some friends, I have been given a second server ('server B') that I can run an IRCd on in order to provide ...
2
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4answers
224 views

Question regarding uptime strategy for website

I'm working on a website where we need to have a good deal of uptime. Specially in the short bursts (15-day periods) that the website's events happen. The page is dead simple and can be served ...
1
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5answers
1k views

Eliminate single point of failure for webservers?

I know in DNS, that each of the DNS servers will be tried to see if they will respond I know in email that in the event of a failure it will go to the next one in the list or it will hold the mail ...
1
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2answers
125 views

What to do if the failover fails?

I am looking to setup a failover in the following configuration - Failover Server (Frontend) Primary Server - Secondary Server (used if primary server fails) (Backend) So traffic goes to the ...
0
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2answers
324 views

We need MySQL redundancy but replication is not an option

We have an app with some peculiar characteristics that prevent us from doing master-slave MySQL replication. It's something to do with random numbers being generated for each session and stored ...
0
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3answers
983 views

Redundant DNS setup

I have a problem with my DNS setup and I really can't understand what's wrong with it. We host our own public DNS servers on 2 different networks (technically, we have 3 DNS servers on 3 different ...
1
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2answers
106 views

need scalable, highly available transactional log server

My requirements: 1) must be able to continue operating after node failure 2) logs must be recoverable after node failure - no data loss 3) must be able to scale out 4) must be transactional - when a ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Aggregate multiple WAN connections (DSL, WiFi, WiMax) with a static IP, without BGP

Is it possible to use two VPN or MLPPP routers to aggregate, load balance, or fail over between WAN connections from a number of different providers? Two conditions: 1. We need to keep the external ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

How to achieve redundancy across data centers?

I have a LAMP server with a lot of hardware redundancy built in. I am not worried about the server becoming unavailable. What I am worried about, however, are potential network issues in the data ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

Providing high availability and failover using MySQL on EC2

I would like to have a highly-available MySQL system, with automatic failover, running on Amazon EC2 instances. The standard approach to solving this is problem Heartbeat + DRBD, but I've found a lot ...
0
votes
2answers
226 views

How common is it to use additional dedicated servers for redundancy?

I'm new to handling the infrastructure for production service deployments. My intuition tells me that if I want to have my service be "up" as much as possible and yet can only afford say 2 dedicated ...
1
vote
1answer
829 views

Reverse Proxy failover scenarios?

I currently have 2 apache web-servers that run ldirectord/heartbeat to load balance between them. Whenever I reboot one of the web-servers, or take it down for maintenance, ldirectord automatically ...
3
votes
8answers
745 views

Redundant network connections for website

We are in the process of building a new secure web application for our company, and are looking at options for ensuring redundancy in our data center. We don't have a lot of money, but have ...
2
votes
2answers
436 views

tools for geographical redundancy

I'm writing a spec for a high availability application. I need a low budget solution to be able to failover between two data centers. Replicating databases and content I'll be able to manage solutions ...
0
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2answers
379 views

Can you recommend a failover solution for setups running multiple VPSes?

Here's what I have to work with: Root access to VPSes with different hosting companies that run CentOS only Two dedicated nameservers with over 100 zone entries Several webservers hosting the same ...
1
vote
6answers
758 views

Server Failover Scenario

I've got two Dell PowerEdge 2950 servers. In order to (hopefully) eliminate any downtime, I must implement a solution to detect and adjust to component failures, environment failures, etc ... the ...
7
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5answers
2k views

Local to Remote Webserver Failover

Short and sweet, I don't suppose you'll need more detail than this: We host our website on an in-house webserver. A catastrophe has and will happen again where communication from the web into/out ...