Cold-Standby Server, possible?

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Cold-Standby Server, possible?

Postby blason » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:34 pm

Hi Folks,
I have zimbra server 7.1.1 configured on CentOS 6. And I am planning to build a Cold-standby server for any exigencies. Now my idea is to build another host on hypervisor and keep cold-standby.
Now I have following questions and would like to see the zimbra Guru's comments
1] Since this is open source, is it a good idea to keep server Cold-standby?
2] How can i replicate the data, I am thinking that configuring twice a day
3] Would rsync /opt/zimbra directories keep them in sync?
4] Is there any other method available for syncing between cold-standby and Production server?
Any other suggestion is welcome.


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Cold-Standby Server, possible?

Postby iway » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:05 pm

There are some threads here covering this. Just search for cold standby.
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Cold-Standby Server, possible?

Postby malayo » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:37 am

if this is only single server setup, you could try live sync method described in
basically">https://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/Server_Live_sync
basically
, the mirror server will rysnc to live server if there any changes on mailbox, mysql and/or ldap every specified time
hostname or atleast zmhostname on both live and mirror must be the same, manual intervention needed to bring up mirror server and reconfigure A record on DNS.
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Cold-Standby Server, possible?

Postby blason » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:51 am

Yes, this is single server setup and this may be useful to me. Let me try digging further.
Thanks for pointing this out.

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