[Box Backup] How to get geographic store redundancy right now?

Ben Summers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Wed, 22 Feb 2006 10:24:18 +0000

On 22 Feb 2006, at 10:18, Wout Mertens wrote:

> On 22 Feb 2006, at 07:28, E.W. Peter Jalajas wrote:
>> Maybe this is the wrong time, with all the development work going on,
>> but I wanted to get some pointers for how best to, right now, provide
>> geographic store redundancy, that is, keeping reasonably similar
>> versions of the client data in at least 2 locations physically
>> separated by many miles/kilometers.
> Keeping the other comments in this thread in mind, how about coding  
> it using the built-in raid of the boxbackup serv?
> It will need to adapted to allow for a straight mirror instead of a  
> raid-5, but you could then just mount one of the mirror sides on a  
> network mount from another server. This would allow you to bring up  
> the boxbackup service on that other server once the current one dies.
> Making it so that both servers have a boxbackup service running for  
> the same users is a bit more work though :-/

Theoretically this can be done now, as long as the servers are on the  
same fast network.


I've never tried it, though. But you could make a nice redundant  
cluster of three servers... and with CARP on OpenBSD it could be made  
to be almost transparent.