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From Rob Davies <>
Subject Re: Windows clustered CIFS server as shared filesystem for ActiveMQ
Date Mon, 20 Jul 2009 18:46:34 GMT

On 20 Jul 2009, at 18:00, Eric Gearhart wrote:

> Wow that subject line was a mouthful!
> OK back to the question... we are trying to setup a highly available
> ActiveMQ implementation. Reading over what I've read on ActiveMQ's
> website, I think I can accomplish this best using a shared filesystem
> approach.
> We have a pair of Windows SQL servers that are clustered together (for
> HA), and this would be a perfect place to also host the share for
> ActiveMQ.
> Getting to the crux of my question: has anyone used a Windows file
> share as the shared filesystem and mounted that via Samba CIFS from
> several boxes running ActiveMQ brokers (with the appropriate
> configuration applied of course)?
> I know the biggest concern is if flock() is implemented correctly  
> everywhere...
> Thanks,
> Eric
Hi Eric,

I'm not aware of anyone who has done this - but if flock() is  
supported it should work - if its going to fail - it will fail quickly  
(within a few minutes).
Please let us know if it works!



Rob Davies

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