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From Javier Gostling <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Web server replication
Date Thu, 12 Sep 2002 18:27:21 GMT
On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 05:43:47PM +0100, Neil Freeman wrote:

> Hi there,
> Please could someone shed some light on how web server 
> replication/resilience is performed.
> What I am attempting to do is have one machine set up as a default web 
> server, but if anything should happen to it then a second machine should 
> come into play (but with content identical to the first server). So in 
> other words how do I keep the two web server's content in sync?

Theer have been several excellent replies with regards to failover/load
balancing, so I won't go in there any more, but on the syncing front, I will
mention unison. It has the added advantage of being able to sync with windows
machines as well as *nix machines. I can't recall where I got it from, but
a search in google should give good results.

Javier Gostling
Ingeniero de Sistemas
Virtualia S.A.
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