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From Jorge González <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] LoadBalancing with sessions
Date Wed, 20 Jun 2007 09:16:15 GMT

Ok, Apache balancing requests. Another option is LVS without Apache 
nither mod_load_balancer / mod_proxy_balancer. the problem: the user 
with session is going always to the same backend web server. This is not 
real balancing for me.

The major problem is do real balancing between servers and keeping user 
session alive. I'm wondering if could be done with DRBD (shared disk) as 
you say. Thre are two way to store sessions, on DB or Disk. Sessions on 
DB is trivial, no problem. Sessions on disk, if are shared with DRBD 
then maybe the question is solved?

Is for a shared hosting and users choose the way they develop. We 
couldn't say users to store sessions on DB or Disk

thanks, Cheers!

Serge Dubrouski escribió:
> 1. Apache + mod_load_balancer
> 2. Heartbeat + DRBD to make Apache highly available and to provide PHP
> a shared storage for creating persistent sessions.
> Serge,
> On 6/19/07, Jorge González <> wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> I need to build a cluster with 2 Apache. PHP will be installed in both
>> web servers so I need to mangle sessions. I tried balancing with Apache
>> and mod_proxy_balanced but when there is a session the user goes always
>> to the same backend web server. I think this is not usefull because if
>> the server where the user is goes down then the user could not keep the
>> session.
>> How do you do guys apache load balancing with persistant sessions? LVS?
>> Heartbeat + ldirector?
>> thanks in advance, cheers!
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