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We are hot-spared now (being very accurate here).
Mar 9th, 2014 at 7:20pm
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What has happened.

In the past 24 hours -- without clobbering our primary server -- I have configured & tested a 'hot spare' server running a complete copy of YaBBforum.com. á(see attached) áThe whole thing worked exactly as expected (other than me having to adjust my 'tar' extract syntax once. We used an automated backup from last night, I made a couple of quick changes and ~ voila ~ YaBB was up and running.

It is walled off from the Internet through Apache Directives (they are functional equivalents of .htaccess only for servers) for the time being. No one can access it except on my local Linux network.

HOWEVER - it works perfectly, and in the event of the primary server being down for short term maintenance (more than 1-2 hours), we can show a 'Catch All" errors page.

If we need a repair or major reconfiguration the process is now known and de-bugged.

~ Tada ~
Smiley

Edited:
I also clobbered our new CMS and was able to recover it from a complete meltdown using a container backup Smiley áLOL - ask Dandello how intentional that was...
« Last Edit: Mar 16th, 2014 at 7:43pm by JonB »  

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Re: We are semi-redundant (being very accurate here).
Reply #1 - Mar 9th, 2014 at 7:50pm
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Excellent work Jon!! Wink ~ So glad you took care of backups Shocked

So no risks of...???





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Re: We are now 'hot-spared' (being very accurate here).
Reply #2 - Mar 16th, 2014 at 7:42pm
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We are now fully redundant (although I do not have a 'badd-ass' enough smart router/switch to fully automate it).

Cool
« Last Edit: Mar 16th, 2014 at 7:46pm by JonB »  

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