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cpanel backup server with db replicated

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by santhosh_scs, May 20, 2014.

  1. santhosh_scs

    santhosh_scs Member

    May 23, 2013
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    We have a cpanel server with a list of accounts running as, etc. If a failure occurs to this primary server then it will take some time to recover and /or restore backups and make our sites work.
    As a part of ensuring availability we are planning to install one more cpanel server(as a backup server) , host the same code and database as that of the accounts in primary server. The code will be duplicated and possibly updated with rsync to keep in sync with the primary server. The databses will be replicated from the primary server to the backup server. The objective of this strategy is straigh forward - when a failure occurs, we just need to switch our dns to point to this backup server so that our client users will not suffer any outage
    I would like to here about this strategy - any improvisations/critisims welcome
    I would also like to here about easily copying the application code , rsync with the backup , create mysql replication etc from WHM/Cpanel
    I know that I can copy accounts from the primary server to the backup server from WHM itself - including databse.
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    cPanel currently supports clustering for DNS purposes only. There is support to host your databases on a remote MySQL server, however beyond that, there are no native options that allow for mirroring of your websites. I recommend searching our forums for "mirroring" and "high availability" for custom solutions that other users may have implemented. There are lots of discussions about the best ways to do this. EX:

    Load Balancing Between 2 cPanel Servers
    Load Balancing
    Load Balancing Servers
    cPanel Load Balanced Servers

    Also, feel free to add your input to the following active feature requests:

    Active Redundancy or High Availability
    Build in Load Balancing

    Thank you.
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