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URGENT advice about second server

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by purplep, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. purplep

    purplep Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I am thinking of purchasing our second server tonight.

    Do i need to buy another domain name for the server? Our present server is called server.ourdomain.com can we make the new server server2.ourdomain.com?

    Also what do you recommend as far as red hat version. We currently run 7.1, should we go for 7.2?

    Your urgent advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. MrHits

    MrHits Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I would go with 7.2. Its been extremely stable for me.


    And just make your hostname server2.yourdomain.com
    and so on for future servers.
     
  3. purplep

    purplep Well-Known Member

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    How about nameservers? CanI use the same nameservers??
     
  4. bdraco

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    You can use the same nameserver is you setup a trust relationship.

    7.2 is generally better then 7.1

    server2 would be just fine, however I'd personally name it something else unique so your noc can find it easily
     
  5. purplep

    purplep Well-Known Member

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    ok, thanks....

    and if i set up a trust relationship and the main server goes down?? Does DNS then not work on either server?
     
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    awsol cPanel Test Bitch

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    If server1 was to crash then DNS would be down. If server2 crashed the dns will still work.
     
  7. purplep

    purplep Well-Known Member

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    so are there any benefits to setting up like this. i dont want two servers down....?
     
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    The DNS would work fine. Everything would go through the Secondary Server.

    Matt
     
  9. purplep

    purplep Well-Known Member

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    hmmm....whos advice is correct? and how do i configure the two servers if i decide top go for this option.
     
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    purplep Well-Known Member

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    Dont know??

    I am sure you can appreciate what I am looking for. I need to make sure if one server is down it doesnt take the other one down.
     
  12. purplep

    purplep Well-Known Member

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    anyone??

    i am sure that some of you guys are running multiple servers...how should i do it?:)
     
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    idn Well-Known Member

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    me?

    i call my servers

    name.domain.com
    name2.domain.com

    name. - this server has ns.domain.com / ns2.domain.com as the master name servers.

    name2. - this server has the dns servers as ns3 / ns4.domain.com - no problem

    sean
     
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