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From Chris Pratt <>
Subject Re: ActiveMQ Network of Brokers
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:45:26 GMT
That's not a network of brokers, it's a single broker with a failover.  For
a network of brokers you would need multiple databases.

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 9:28 AM, joesan <> wrote:

> I"m trying to understand the concept behind the network of brokers in
> ActiveMQ. What I understand from the documentation is that by having a
> network or broker we can get load balancing. I would assume that load
> balancing would mean that the messages are sent to either one of the
> brokers
> (Master or a Slave) depending on the processing capability which is
> internal
> to ActiveMQ.
> But when I use a shared file system, the Master acquired the lock and the
> Slave waits indefinitely to acquire the lock. The Slave does not also start
> its transport connectors. So with this being the case, how could a network
> of brokers offer load balancing?
> When the Slave does not even have its transport connectors started, how
> could the Master load balance the messages that it gets? I somehow do not
> understand the idea behind it.
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