High availability ... again

Jure Peèar pegasus at nerv.eu.org
Tue Jun 22 19:34:35 EDT 2004

On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 18:02:29 -0500
Jim Levie <jim at entrophy-free.net> wrote:

> For a mail system, a Murder with multiple Front End systems and a bunch
> of Back End systems is more resilient. Yes, if a Back End fails some
> users will be without mail for a bit. That can be as short as a few
> minutes if INBOX recovery from backup isn't considered since you can
> easily create those users INBOX's on a different Back End. And even
> doing a full restore of a Back End can be kept down to a few hours by
> limiting the storage on a Back End to say 60Gb or so.

Yup, exactly that is my next HA plan. It simplifies just about everything
and we get better uptime as a side effect. Amazing, eh? :)


Jure Pe=E8ar
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