URGENT advice about second server

purplep

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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.
 

MrHits

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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.
 
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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
 

purplep

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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?
 

purplep

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so are there any benefits to setting up like this. i dont want two servers down....?
 

voxtreme-matt

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The DNS would work fine. Everything would go through the Secondary Server.

Matt
 

purplep

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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.
 

purplep

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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.
 

purplep

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anyone??

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

idn

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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