Best practices

Matthew Joyce MJoyce at ccia.org.au
Wed Apr 7 21:24:00 CDT 2004


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Cope [mailto:robert at gonkgonk.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, 8 April 2004 12:01 PM
> To: Matthew Joyce
> Cc: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Subject: Re: Best practices
> 
> 
> Matthew Joyce wrote:
> 
> > We are planning to run Debian Unstable on a Poweredge 1750. this is 
> > our first linux on Dell, and will be a very critical app for us.
> 
> "Debian unstable" and "very critical app" seem to contradict 
> each other. 
> I would suggest using stable or stable combined with backports[1].

Yeah, I know, I have concerns too.
the backport of postgresql worked ok, but I cannot find a backport for
Tomcat4.

> 
> > What are my DR options ?
> 
> One option, that I use often, is to run your main 
> installation inside a 
> vserver[2]. By rsyncing the vserver tree to a secondary 
> vserver host on 
> a regular basis, it is quite easy to failover in the event of 
> a hardware 
> failure on the primary host. By using LVM's snapshoting 
> ability, you can 
> guarantee a consistent sync.

Interesting...thanks Robert.


> robert
> 
> [1] http://www.backports.org/ or my US mirror, 
> http://www.gonkgonk.com/mirrors/backports.org/
> 
> [2] http://www.linux-vserver.org/
> 
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