Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: [SOLVED] 'Mirrored' servers guide

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    107
    Rep Power
    5

    Default [SOLVED] 'Mirrored' servers guide

    As a relative newbie to clustering(?) and Linux in general, can someone please point me to the terminology and maybe a guide on how to install 2 servers that can run as backups and as full mirrors, so if one server fails, the other 'takes over' and once the 'primary' is back, that it will replicate itself again?

    I hope you understand what I mean
    Ekkas

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    8,017
    Rep Power
    25

    Default

    Welcome to the forums

    Please search the forums for DRBD.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    594
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    Since you use network edition u can also use redhat clustering : -

    Documentation for the Zimbra Collaboration Suite; open source email, contacts, and group calendaring

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    107
    Rep Power
    5

    Default

    Thanks for the replies, but I use the OS version. I had a look at DRDB, but need some more time to study it as I'm not an 'old hand' at Linux. Very excited about it all though, since I installed Zimbra about a year ago, I had just about no problems and a lot less virus/spam issues. Now expanding to start to install at clients, possibly Network edition and they want a failover, but as their mail and calendar must be always active and all archived on the server, I'll need a type of 'mirror' server, not just a backup MX/MTA server.

    Using nice and free Ubuntu so far.

    Ekkas

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    107
    Rep Power
    5

    Default

    Got it all working with DRBD and Heartbeat to provide a failover server that is always in sync. Working very nice apart from a few natting problems with the dynamically assigned (heartbeat) IP.

Similar Threads

  1. Multi-country secondary servers
    By rajeshkodali in forum Installation
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-09-2011, 08:05 PM
  2. Multiple mailbox servers admin WaitSet
    By moserm in forum Developers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-16-2009, 07:28 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-31-2008, 12:51 PM
  4. Shared storage and ZCS / load balancing store servers
    By bureado in forum Administrators
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-22-2008, 11:32 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •