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comment What is the industry standard solution for linux web server and mac file server failover systems?
Excellent answer, thank you! Two questions: 1 - Is there an advantage or disadvantage to using these services over specialty hardware, like the Barracuda Load Balancer? 2 - Is it redundant to have Highly Available servers like these, in addition to a SAN backup of the servers?
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comment What is the industry standard solution for linux web server and mac file server failover systems?
@Kendall - The Macs are having issues with file permissions on the Ubuntu server. It makes sense to have the Macs talk to a Mac server to keep the peace. We also want the device file-sharing capabilities, software update distribution, user management, wiki, etc. Also, the boss will need to get in there, so, GUI. We wanted to keep them separate because its a development web server, so we want minimal potential file server interruption. We have two poweredge servers sitting around, so why not?
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@sybreon - rsync sounds like it requires manual or cron'd initializing, which won't work (unless it gets cron'd every second, though that doesn't sound efficient at all). Is there a type of hardware that does mirroring? haproxy sounds like it might work well with heartbeat on the linux boxes. not sure if theres an equivalent for the mac servers.
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