[CentOS] Warm standby server with rsync

Peter Kjellström cap at nsc.liu.se
Wed Mar 8 09:58:59 UTC 2006

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On Wednesday 08 March 2006 10:15, Nick wrote:
> I'm trying to mirror a live server onto a slave server of identical
> hardware. Theory being that when the master server blows up I can change
> the IP of the slave, restore the db's, restart a few processes and make
> everyone happy again.
> What is the best way of doing this? Can you literally rsync / (with the
> exception of perhaps /proc and /tmp) and create an identical copy of the
> master? Is there a better way to achieve this?
> I've looked at using cluster suite but I don't think the instant(ish) and
> automatic failover justifies the cost of the shared storage.
> TIA,
> --
> Nick B

  Peter Kjellström               |
  National Supercomputer Centre  |
  Sweden                         | http://www.nsc.liu.se
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