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How to setup failover (2 servers) ? Will emails work ?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by ramystyle, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. ramystyle

    ramystyle Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to find out on how to setup a second server for failovers.

    I have server A and server B and they both have a working licence of whm/cpanel. In case of an outage on server A, I want traffic to be redirected on server B. I would also like that my clients still have access to their emails and function normally.

    From what I learned so far..

    1) Use rsync to sync from server A to server B
    2) Open an account with "dns made easy"

    Is that it ? What happens to email ? will they be synched with rsync and work normally ? What about spam ?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. ramystyle

    ramystyle Well-Known Member

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    anyone knows ?
     
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    there have been a few discussions on this. It is possible as people have done it. It is also not an easy process and requires a lot of backend reworks with a decent amount of knowledge and expertise.

    Search the boards for clustering.
     
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    I'd like to ask why cPanel haven't already brought this kind of functionality out.

    Yet again, I still wonder why basic backups off-site aren't already included.

    I was extremely surprised to find:

    1) the WHM backup utility wont let you do a full backup "on the fly" to another server direct
    2) that the only way to do a full backup is to have a partition on the local server and store them there
    3) that even single backups to another server are via FTP and not encrypted


    Extremely disappointed in these areas.
     
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    rhenderson Well-Known Member

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    I had read somewere on the fourms that this was coming, I thought with 11.25 but maybe a cPanel person can confirm or deny this.
     
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    Is there any news on this?
     
  7. ramystyle

    ramystyle Well-Known Member

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    Is there a service or someone that can help us setup a failover server ? We already have cpanel on both servers...
    I've looked on google but could not find any company that could help.

    Thanks
     
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    IIRC, previous forum posts said that there would be clustering in v12. As much as I wish it were available now, it's a complex enough addition that I hope they don't rush it. A clustering failure would be a total cluster...well, you get the idea.
     
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