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Posted by marciohumpris, 08-23-2006, 11:09 PM
For me with a couple hundred sites, considering fully managed servers, what are your personal experiences in terms of a solution provider that can keep such a system without hours of downtime in case of a disaster? I know load balancing for such a case is out of the question due to prices, etc. What I have done is have a backup web server and sync it once a day (with my control panels restore utility) and both servers are on same switch. So if I have a really critical problem that requires OS reload, etc. and can take 2, 3 hours, I have the option of putting my main server's IP on my backup machine (even it its 1 day or a few hours behind). Ive see other options like Acronis disk image. Anyways, it has to be fully managed. Any ideas? Thanks

Posted by WebGuru72, 08-23-2006, 11:29 PM
I think your idea is pretty good.... no money out of pocket (Subscription) and realistic.

Posted by layer0, 08-24-2006, 05:07 PM
http://www.psoft.net/h_sphere2_info.html The god of all control panels. Automation. Scalability. Load balancing + high availability. Give it a try

Posted by drewnick, 08-24-2006, 06:08 PM
I looked at Acronis too but am worried that if ever an archive were to be bad, you may not be able to restore. With rsync, you know you'll get something, if not everything. I tried tar'ing an entire Linux notebook up, putting the tar on DVD, doing rm -fr /, and restoring by untarring after a reinstall. It did not work. I used all of the proper attributes for tar (such as --preserve) but the OS didn't come back the way I would have thought it should. Any ideas? Drew

Posted by erigid, 08-26-2006, 12:22 AM
Look into DRDB, http://www.drbd.org/

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