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I have 4 servers using CARP in 2 groups behind a load balancer serving only web traffic no firewall, something like this:

             Load balancer

         G1 /             \ G2

   Server 1 (M)        Server 3 (M)
   Server 2 (B)        Server 4 (B)


M - CARP MASTER
B - CARP BACKUP

To take advantage of the 2 servers that are in backup mode I am thinking of creating a MASTER of the two backup servers, something like this:

            Load balancer

            /      |      \

   Server 1 (M)    |     Server 3 (M)
   Server 2 (B)    |     Server 4 (B)
                   |

                Master 

     Server 1 (B)    Server 3(B)
     Server 2 (B)    Server 4(B)

The new master should be created only from the serves that are in backup mode from group 1 and group 2.

Currently, I am configuring each group with something like this:

​# group 1
inet 10.0.0.10/32 vhid 1 advskew 0   pass secret # server 1 
inet 10.0.0.10/32 vhid 1 advskew 100 pass secret # server 2


# group 2
inet 10.0.0.11/32 vhid 1 advskew 0   pass secret # server 3
inet 10.0.0.11/32 vhid 1 advskew 100 pass secret # server 4

But wondering how could I create a new vhid "10.10.0.12" only using the backups from G1 and G2.

Any ideas?

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