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Options for backup DC + FileServer

Options for backup DC + FileServer
« on: December 06, 2017, 10:40:57 AM »
Hi all,

Currently runnung SME 9 as a DC and fileserver, as of yet I have no backup for these functions as I know SME doesn't yet support being a backup DC.

Just curious to what you guys have in place in case your DC or files were to suddenly become unavailable? Do you have any automated failover?


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Re: Options for backup DC + FileServer
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 11:10:44 AM »
affa is the answer (be aware it can have some bugs)

or you can think about a DIY solution "affa style" using rsync and SME's events: setup a second server, install the same contribs but don't configure them.. rsync the files/dirs neede (the same that are in standard backup, see wiki for info)
if your main server goes down, you can "raise" your backup one in minutes (if you know how SME works internally)

you have to know which files/dirs are involved and all the involved events (pre-backup on the source server, pre-restore and post-upgrade on the destination one)
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